MARITIME HISTORY OF PORTLAND, MAINE
In 1632, a little fishing town was established in what is now the city of Portland, Maine.
By the 19th century, Portland had become a major port city, with a thriving shipping industry.
During the War of 1812, Portland was attacked by the British and suffered significant damage.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Portland's economy shifted from shipping to manufacturing.
Today, Portland is a popular tourist destination, known for its historic architecture and scenic waterfront.
Visitors can explore Portland's maritime history at the Maine Maritime Museum and the Portland Harbor Museum.