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PORTLAND TALL SHIPS® WEEKEND – August 4-7, 2017

Courtesy of TallShipsPortland.org

On Friday, August 4, 2017, Portland, Maine will welcome the two largest sail training ships in the United States to the Portland Ocean Terminal for Portland Tall Ships Weekend through Monday, August 7.

According to TallShipsPortland.org, the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle based out of New London, CT will arrive in Portland, Maine, at 9am on Friday. The 295-foot ship will be open for FREE public tours on Saturday, August 5th from 10am-7pm, and Sunday, August 6th from 10am-7pm.

The Oliver Hazard Perry, based out of Newport, RI, and the largest civilian sailing school vessel in the United States will arrive in Portland on Saturday, and will be available for FREE public tours on Saturday, August 5, from 10am-5pm, and again on Sunday, August 6, from 10am-5pm.

For further information on Portland Tall Ships Weekend, please visit Tall Ships Weekend FAQs. Enjoy!

 

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Want to Buy a….. Lighthouse?! Ram Island Ledge Light Auction

Courtesy of United States Coast Guard and GSA.gov

Wish to own a piece of history and have a spare $10,000 sitting around? Well, according to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and an active online lighthouse auction, Ram Island Ledge Light in Casco Bay off Cape Elizabeth is available for sale to the general public.

One bidder has already made the auction’s minimum bid of $10,000, which began on June 30, 2010, with an advance deposit of $10,000 required, and a bid increment of $5,000, according to the Property Information for Bids document. The document details the terms and conditions of the bidding, and the eventual sale of the property, which are quite interesting regarding the responsibilities of the eventual buyer and the reservations of the new owner to the United States Government, The Department of Homeland Security and United States Coast Guard.

A unique experience and opportunity for sure…

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