18 October 2018:
Portland, Maine, US:
Phoenix in Maine

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

Portland’s city motto is Resurgam, which refers to its rise from the ashes of four major fires over the centuries.

Today it is a solid, mostly working-class city set on the shores of a magnificent body of water: Casco Bay.

I went with guests on a walking tour of the port and city.  A bright sun tempered–slightly–an air temperature of 44.

Here is some of what we saw:

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Along the waterfront in Portland. Photos by Corey Sandler

The water, the rugged rocks that line its shores, and the nearby mountains have drawn great artists (Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth among them) and inspired the great poet Longfellow, who was born here.

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Portland Head Light, and the rocks of which it warns. Photos by Corey Sandler

Somehow, Portland also gave rise to the horrific Stephen King, who was born here.

Portland is not as often visited as Bar Harbor to the north or Kennebunkport to the south. But it is in resurgence.

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Inside the Portland Museum of Art, and Weatherbeaten by Winslow Homer. Photos by Corey Sandler

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