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Destination: Portland, Maine

Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.
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Getting to know Portland

Portland is located on a peninsula originally called Machigonne (Great Neck) by Algonquian speakers who originally inhabited it. The British created a settlement here in 1632, and by the 18th century Portland was one of North America’s busiest ports. It was incorporated into the state of Maine in 1820 and served as the capital. It was the birthplace of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Today, Portland offers a cosmopolitan setting, with an active waterfront of fishing wharves and warehouses, combined with contemporary shops, art museums, and a lively restaurant scene.

Our All-inclusive Visit

Departing from the port, we’ll take a picturesque drive through the elegant Victorian Mansion district, past the boyhood home of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and out to Casco Bay and the famous Portland Head Light. After lunch onboard, we’ll take a short ride to Kennebunkport, a shipbuilding mecca since the early 1600s. This New England community has long been the summer residence of President G. W. Bush. After soaking up the maritime atmosphere of this quaint community, we’ll make our way back through the architecturally significant homes of nearby Kennubunk, visiting the Franciscan Monastery and pausing by the quirky “wedding cake house.”

Destination: Portland, Maine

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Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.

Getting to know Portland

Portland is located on a peninsula originally called Machigonne (Great Neck) by Algonquian speakers who originally inhabited it. The British created a settlement here in 1632, and by the 18th century Portland was one of North America’s busiest ports. It was incorporated into the state of Maine in 1820 and served as the capital. It was the birthplace of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Today, Portland offers a cosmopolitan setting, with an active waterfront of fishing wharves and warehouses, combined with contemporary shops, art museums, and a lively restaurant scene.

Our All-inclusive Visit

Departing from the port, we’ll take a picturesque drive through the elegant Victorian Mansion district, past the boyhood home of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and out to Casco Bay and the famous Portland Head Light. After lunch onboard, we’ll take a short ride to Kennebunkport, a shipbuilding mecca since the early 1600s. This New England community has long been the summer residence of President G. W. Bush. After soaking up the maritime atmosphere of this quaint community, we’ll make our way back through the architecturally significant homes of nearby Kennubunk, visiting the Franciscan Monastery and pausing by the quirky “wedding cake house.”

More about Portland…

Portland was one of North America’s busiest ports in the 18th century. Its iconic Head Light was built in response to a shipwreck at Bangs Island in 1787. Constructed in 1791, it was the first lighthouse ever built along the Maine coastline. Its keeper, Captain Joseph Greenleaf, was appointed by President George Washington, with an annual salary of $160.