Have you ever tiptoed through these tulips?
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Turning a walk along the beach into a voyage of discovery
Maine's oldest maritime museum consistently captivates visitors.
For people living in and around Portland, there's simply no getting away from Casco Bay. It wraps around Cape Elizabeth and the cities of Portland and South Portland like a protective mother, splashing onto their wharfs and rocks, reminding these increasingly cosmopolitan populations of their maritime roots. While just walking down the cobblestones of the Old Port or venturing into the shops and alleyways lining Commercial Street becomes a voyage into the area's maritime past, four sites in particular in the greater Portland area offer exhibits and opportunities to learn more about the commerce and shipbuilding that continue to define these unique communities on the shores of Casco Bay.
Thomaston has taken it upon itself to reinvent the walking tour - and other towns are taking notice.
The Maine Downeaster was born in order to carry the wheat crops of California. Maine and California were far more entwined than most of us realize today. The California gold rush of 1849 triggered the speed and beauty of the fast Maine clipper ships. For a few glorious years, they were the sailing marvels of the world.
A Beacon for Heavy Shipping Traffic - 200 Years Ago