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138 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Because of the port’s shape and its orientation away from the ocean, ships can’t be seen from the Old Port until they’re very close by. This wooden tower was built in 1809 to allow those ashore to spot and communicate with ships that were still a...
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25 Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Maine Sea Bags are one-of-a-kind bags and accessories made from vintage sailboat and windsurfer sails. Their comprehensive collection features the classic anchor shape along with many other designs. Totes make up the largest selection, but there...
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180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
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I'm usually skeptical when visiting restaurants right along the main drag of a rather touristy street. Thus is the location of Portland Lobster Co., smack in the middle of Commercial Street in downtown Portland. However, my skepticism was brushed...
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145 Kennebec St # A, Portland, ME 04101, USA
After successful stints at Ralph Lauren Polo and Abercrombie & Fitch, designer Alex Carleton opened Rogues Gallery (41 Wharf St., (207) 553-1999), a nautical-inspired clothing store in Portland. When he’s not hand-printing whale flukes on...
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7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101, USA
The Portland Museum of Art offers a comprehensive look at art and decorative work from the 1800s to the present. Works by famous names such as Wyeth, Nevelson, Monet, and Picasso are well represented. After viewing a large collection of Winslow...
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235 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
I love stores that have a well edited collection of clothing and accessories for men and women, so you can shop for both in one location if you like the aesthetic. Such was Portland Dry Goods. Clean lines, beautiful fabrics, and quality...
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170 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Whale-watching is an exciting experience. When I recently did it for the first time, I was shocked at how close the whales came to the boat and how curious they were to investigate. The trip is four hours, so young children might get a bit antsy,...
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229 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
"I love how David Hodgkins (of David Wood Clothiers) has an old fashioned sensibility," says Alex Carleton. "He’s probably a little more formal than where most sportswear companies are today. He believes in a good neck tie, and all that. He has...
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157 High St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Minutes from the jetport, this downtown hotel makes it easy to relax and work comfortably, and to tour the Art District and the Old Port.
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510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
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Boston is a great walking city, and there's no better way to get behind the scenes then with guides who love Boston. Committed, trained volunteers run the guided walking tours that cover everything from architecture, going green and neighborhoods...
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Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, USA
When booking my ferry tickets for Salem, I didn't realize the view I would see when leaving Boston. In the summer months, ferries to and from Boston to Salem run a few times a day. The views are spectacular when leaving the city and even more so...
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
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While I think you'll find the best New England clam chowdah right here in Boston, everyone has their favorite location to slurp it. Do you like it thick enough to hold a spoon upright or thinner with more broth, served in a bread bowl and loaded...
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158 Tihonet Rd, Wareham, MA 02571, USA
Picking, corralling, and loading are not in most leaf-peepers’ repertoires. Since nearly three-quarters of Americans reportedly have never heard of a cranberry bog, perhaps that’s not surprising. But to experience a new way to see fall’s colors —...