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The Portland Company

? Alpha Omega Photography

If These Walls Could Talk

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The Portland Company’s 10-acre industrial complex is now home to a small marina, offices, and an event venue.

Founded during the heyday of railroad expansion in 1846, The Portland Company produced steam locomotives, machinery for marine vessels and the paper industry, gunboats for the Civil War, and equipment to build the Panama Canal. – Submitted by Alpha Omega Photography

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One Comment

  1. William Burgess Leavenworth

    Those locomotives were sent all over the country. There must be one somewhere that could be refurbished and displayed in Portland. It’s really embarrassing how little of Maine’s industrial product is available for the public to see, and how little Maine’s economic history is taught in Maine’s schools.

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