Portland, Maine

 

 

 

 

Portland is a wonderful town. My friends Dave and Suzie Perry moved there many years ago, so I have had the opportunity to visit a number of times. 

One of my favorite visits is to the Maine Boatbuilder's show, usually in March. Portland has a busy working waterfront, and is a great place to sail. The city has many historic buildings, and a busy cultural life as well, with symphony and museums.

Many years ago Dave and I took a Cape Dory 28 all the way from Newport Rhode Island to Georgetown Maine. It was an amazing trip. The first night we just cleared Newport when darkness began to fall. It was quite stormy, and the lights from the shores of Buzzards Bay would disappear each time we fell into a trough. We made it to Pocasset the first night, and then pushed on the next morning, in spite of the continued rough weather. We hugged the shore as we powered past Boston and points north, with large swells, we took turns navigating the boat. We made it as far as Portland that night, and were on fumes as we pulled in with the darkness of a September evening coming up on us quickly. We refueled and made Robinhood Marine the next morning. A memorable trip.

 

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