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Bug Light Park, the eastern terminus of the Greenbelt Walkway, offers expansive views of Portland Harbor and the skyline of Maine’s largest city. The 8.78 acre park was the site of major shipbuilding activity during WWII. An estimated 30,000 people were employed here from 1941-1945 building liberty ships for the New England Shipbuilding Corp. and the South Portland Shipbuilding Corp.  (This excerpt taken from the Bug Light Park website)
When visiting the promontory where the lighthouse is located you will notice the waves crashing over an unusual rock formation. They appear to be petrified wood, but is actually quartzite and dark grey phyllite accumulating in alternating layers. As you look out over Portland Harbor and Casco Bay you will have the opportunity to view an additional four lighthouse towers. To your left (North) is Spring Point Ledge Light – built in 1897 – a caisson style light station at the end of a rock breakwater. Directly in front of you is Ram Island Ledge light – constructed in 1905 – the beacon is now solar powered. During storms the waves have been seen to crash over the top of the lantern room. (This excerpt taken from the Portland Head Light website)
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Falmouth, ME
(range: 4 miles)
Maine State Ballet is a school and a ballet company whose mission is to uplift the Maine community through dance. The school was established ca. 1920, formally the Dorothy Mason School of Dance, and offers year round instruction in classical ballet, jazz, tap and musical theater to students from age 3 through advanced adult. (This excerpt taken from the Maine State Ballet website)
The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play. The Museum & Theatre serves as an indispensable resource for families and educators, helping to create a broad community devoted to our children's development and learning. (This excerpt taken from the Childrens Museum of Maine website)
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Portland, ME
(range: 4 miles)
Our tour offers a glimpse into the fascinating life of Admiral Robert E. Peary, known for his extensive explorations to the North Pole. Our tour begins in the working harbor of South Freeport, Maine. We’ll wind our way through the beautiful islands of Casco Bay, past seals, lobster buoys, and view the lobstermen as they haul traps in Broad Sound. Our destination, Eagle Island is a water access only State Park, and a must see for anyone who enjoys coastal Maine.  (This excerpt taken from the Seacoast Tours website)
The MHS Museum features changing exhibitions and programs spanning more than twelve centuries of life in Maine. Drawing from the extensive collections of the Maine Historical Society, original exhibits feature art, artifacts, documents, stories, and textiles which vividly bring Maine history to life. (This excerpt taken from the Maine Historical Society Museum website)
Founded in 1992, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization with a mission to educate the public and preserve historic equipment related to Maine's two-foot gauge railways. The museum has become a popular visitor attraction for the greater Portland area surpassing over 55,000 visitors annually, including tourists and area residents, to experience a remarkable piece of history unique to the state of Maine. (This excerpt taken from the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum website)
The Portland Observatory is the only remaining historic maritime signal station in the United States. As an intact survivor from the Golden Age of Sail, the Observatory was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, became a National Historic Landmark in 2006, and named a National Civil Engineering Landmark in 2006. It celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2007. (This excerpt taken from the Portland Observatory website)
The Portland Symphony Orchestra has been inspiring audiences since it made its debut almost a century ago. And while there’s little chance that today’s patrons will find a concert canceled because the hall’s custodian went fishing (as was the case in 1924) the PSO still resonates with a refrain that echoes far beyond the borders of our city and stage. That sound is grounded in our commitment to the world-class performance of exceptional musical experiences we invite you to share. (This excerpt taken from the Portland Symphony Orchestra website)
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Portland, ME
(range: 4 miles)
Victoria Mansion is a much-loved Portland landmark, but its significance extends far beyond Maine. Distinguished for its architecture and its extraordinary original interiors, it is among the most important historic homes of the nineteenth century anywhere in the nation. As an organization, our mission is to conserve, maintain, and restore this one-of-a-kind property and share its history with the public. (This excerpt taken from the Victoria Mansion website)
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