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Wharfside

A Port in Portland

Galen Koch

In the late 1980s, the Waterfront Alliance began drafting recommendations for Portland's waterfront zones. Those recommendations laid the groundwork for the waterfront's future, and established the West Port Development Zone as an industrial working port. 

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The Terminal

Galen Koch

In the past four years there's been a lot of activity under the Casco Bay Bridge. The International Marine Terminal is now a fully operational freight facility, connecting Maine with the rest of North America and the North Atlantic.

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Dredging the Slips

Galen Koch

There's a lot of silt between Portland Harbor's wharves and piers, and some of it is very, very dirty. For decades, pier owners have worked to incite a collective effort to remove and dispose of this material. But once we remove it, where do we put it?

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Nomad

Galen Koch

Jim Buxton keeps his boat, Nomad, on a berth at Merrill's Wharf. In this story he shares his thoughts on Portland's changing waterfront and the importance of maritime work in Portland Harbor.

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The Workhorses

Galen Koch

Ships come in-and-out of Portland Harbor daily carrying precious, and sometimes even hazardous, freight. This is the story of one ship's passage through the port and the tugboats, and crew, who make that trip possible. 

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