Archive for February, 2012

Fort Gorges

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fort Gorges

Especially during the summer months Casco Bay is filled with every type of sea-going water craft imaginable, from supersized cargo tankers to individuals paddling around in a kayak. On of the most visible landmarks in the bay is Fort Gorges. This military fort was built on Hog Island Ledge for the purpose of protecting the […]

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Portland Head Light

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Portland Head Light

Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth is home to the oldest and probably the most recognized lighthouses in Maine. Portland Head was commissioned by George Washington in 1878 and completed in January of 1791.  Up until that time, although Portland was the sixth busiest American port, there were no lighthouses along the coast of Maine. […]

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Pine Point Beach

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Pine Point Beach

Pine Point is a small, but very special beach community in Scarborough, Maine.  The beach extends for four miles along Saco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, from the jetty at the opening of the Scarborough River to Old Orchard Beach. The beach is broad and expansive and includes a wide tidal area.  There is more […]

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Relocation Guide 2012

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Relocation Guide 2012

If you are considering a move, especially to a new state, collecting useful and trustworthy information about your possible new home can be a challenge.  Having moved across the county a number of times ourselves, we understand these issues from a unique and personal perspective. For that reason we have put special care into creating […]

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Casco Bay Islands

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Casco Bay Islands

Casco Bay earned the nickname the Calendar Islands in 1700, when an English military engineer by the name of William Romer once remarked that there appeared to be an island for every day of the year. This proved to be a somewhat generous of count, since there are just over 200; but the idea is […]

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Rachel Carson Refuge

| February 11, 2012 | 0 Comments
Rachel Carson Refuge

The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1966 to preserve ten important estuaries that are key points along migration routes of waterfowl and other migratory birds. The refuge encompasses a total 5,300 acres in eleven geographic units from Kittery to Cape Elizabeth.  Creation of the refuge is an on-going process, and by its […]

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Welcome to Portland

| February 11, 2012 | 0 Comments
Welcome to Portland

Welcome to Portland!  Located along the southern coast of Maine, this small yet beautiful city offers a unique combination of old world charm and modern sophistication. It is also Maine business, financial and retail capital, as well as the state’s largest city. Less than two hours from Boston, Portland is well regarded for its arts […]

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2011 Real Estate Reports

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
2011 Real Estate Reports

Each year we complete a comprehensive review of the previous year’s homes sales and our report for 2011 was recently completed.  It includes a summary of results for Cumberland and York Counties and details by selected cities and towns. Most all communities experienced a continued decline in the number of homes and condos sold in […]

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Bug Light

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Bug Light

Bug Light is an 8.78 acre scenic park located on the South Portland side of Portland Harbor. Besides being a beautiful park with great ocean views, it also features a walking path, salt water fishing, boat ramp and is home to Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, also know as Bug Light. The park also has historical significance.  […]

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Portland Maine Harbor

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Portland Maine Harbor

Images of Portland Maine waterfront.  Sailing and all forms of boating during a summer day is a common activity and there are 4 primary marinas available, all with moorings and some with moorings and slips.  They include Spring Point, Sunset, South Port and Centerboard Yacht Club.

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