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This day in nautical history: The Portland Gale

Samuel Ward Stanton’s sketch of the Steamer Portland, which was lost in what would become known as the Portland Gale: Source: Wikimedia Commons, Samuel Ward Stanton (1870-1912). The Portland Gale On the evening of November 26th, 1898, the Boston area … Continue reading

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Spending the day on Casco Bay

Just to the east of Portland, Maine is a great, bright, blue and calm body of protected water, that is lined with the most jagged outcrops of rocks and islands.┬áThe coastline here is quite a contrast to a long smooth … Continue reading

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