Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Portland, Maine


Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Overview

Portland is the biggest city in the U.S. state of Maine, with an estimated population of 64,000. Portland, Maine was originally called Machigonne by the native people who originally lived there. It was settled by the British in 1632 as a fishing and trading community and renamed Casco. In 1786 the general population of Falmouth formed a independent town in Falmouth Neck and named it Portland. In 1820 Maine became a state and Portland was picked as its capital. By this time both the Embargo Act and the war had ended, and Portland's economy began to recover. In 1832 the capital was changed to Augusta. After being destroyed four times, Portland is one of the most attractive cities in New England. The Victorian style architecture has been preserved very well. Most cities have only insignificant traces of architecture from this era. Portland's unique history and determination to persevere have made it one of the best places to live and visit in the country.

Things to Do

If you love water and water sports then Portland, Maine is your place. Not only can you go to the beach but they also have over 6,000 lakes and ponds. So you can enjoy windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, water skiing, parasailing, and fishing. The options are endless at the port of Portland.

Also being one of the first settlements in the U.S. this place is full of history and culture. You can visit all kinds of museums and historical sites such as the Portland Art Museum, the Children's Museum, and all the lighthouses in the city.

Driving Directions

From Portalnd International
1: Start out going EAST on JETPORT ACCESS RD. 0.1 miles

2: Turn SLIGHT LEFT to stay on JETPORT ACCESS RD. 0.1 miles

3: Turn LEFT to stay on JETPORT ACCESS RD. 0.2 miles

4: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT to stay on JETPORT ACCESS RD. 0.1 miles

5: Turn RIGHT onto INTERNATIONAL PKWY. 0.3 miles

6: Turn RIGHT onto CONGRESS ST / ME-22 / ME-9. 0.1 miles

7: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto CONGRESS ST / ME-22 / ME-9. Continue to follow CONGRESS ST. 1.7 miles

8: Merge onto I-295 N toward FALMOUTH. 1.4 miles

9: Take the FRANKLIN ST / US-1A exit- EXIT 7. 0.2 miles

10: Turn RIGHT onto US-1A S / FRANKLIN ARTERIAL. 0.7 miles

11: Turn RIGHT onto COMMERCIAL ST / US-1A. 0.1 miles

12: End at 79 Commercial St Portland, ME 04101-4703, US Map

Total Est. Time: 11 minutes Total Est. Distance: 5.14 miles
 

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