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Category: maritime museums and societies
Goals: To preserve and interpret the maritime heritage of Portland Harbor, its islands and surrounding communities from prehistory, through the ongoing present and into the future.
The museum offers permanent exhibits on the Clipper Ship Snow Squall, 19th Century Wooden Ship Building and the Lighthouses of Casco Bay. The major annually changing exhibit for 2001 is "They Came by Sea–Portland Harbor, a Tourist Destination."
Collections include, among other things, artifacts from the clipper ship Snow Squall; objects relating to WW II Liberty Ships; the Angell Collection, a turn-of-the-century photographic collection of over 500 glass plate negatives, copy negatives, corresponding photographs and related audio-tapes. The Portland Marine Society shares the museum's facility – much of its fine collection is on display. The museum's location on the Spring Point Shoreline Walkway in historic Fort Preble adjacent to the Spring Point Ledge Light offers spectacular views of the harbor. The museum is open daily July to October from 10am to 4:30pm – other months call for hours. Admission is adults $3; ages 6-16 $1.
Resources: see above
Region: Casco Bay
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