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Coast guard vessel tour and water safety demo

 
Wright's Wharf

Step aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel and learn how to stay safe on the ocean with the volunteers from the Northern New England sector. 

Portland Harbor Master

 

Portland Fish Pier

Meet the Harbor Master, talk about water safety, and take a tour of his boat! Just keep in mind, it is possible they will have to respond to a call, so if the Harbor Master can't be found, plan to stop by a little later on. 

BRISTOL SEAFOOD AND HANNAFORD TASTING STATION

 

Portland Fish Pier

You'll be able to join both sponsors at Bristol's Fish Pier location from 11-3 for samples, giveaways, and to learn from the Hannaford team how easy and affordable it is to prepare your next seafood-focused meal. Don't miss out. 

Vessel Services

 

Portland Fish Pier

Tour the ice plant and see how oceangoing boats are supplied from 11-2 and learn how they support the commercial fishing fleet!!! Since 1980 Vessel Services has provided ice, fuel and supplies to Maine's commercial fishing community. As the fishing industry has evolved, Vessel Services has continued its effort to bring quality products to the water font and beyond at reasonable prices.

MAINE FISHERIES COMMERCIAL FISHING STATION

 
Merrill's Wharf

Head down past Pierce Atwood to "The Desert" where commercial fisherman Ian Mayo of Mayo Enterprises and Maine fisheries will tell you what its like to go to sea, how the nets work, and what it takes to maintain your fishing gear.

DETERMINATION MARINE SALVAGE DEMO

 
UNION WHARF

At this learning station, you'll hear from Parker Poole about how his company brings sunken vessels back up to the surface. It is understandably stressful to lose a boat for whatever the reason may be, but Parker can get it back for you! 

LUKE'S LOBSTER BUYING STATION TOUR

 
Portland Pier

Join the Luke’s Lobster team for a tour of their brand new facility at the end of pier and learn about their buying station, the lobster industry, and chat sea farming. 

Bangs Island Mussels

 
Maine Wharf

Bangs Island Mussels are handraised locally in the cool, clean waters of the Casco Bay. For more than 15 years their mussels have been cultivated in complete harmony with their environment. Stop in for a tour of their land based facility and learn about mussel aquaculture. 

CBA ART CENTER & Auction
 
MAINE WHARF

 

Visit the Casco Bay Artisans Gallery to see specially curated ocean-focused artwork and a large-format abstract original, titled  "Casco Bay Rockweed" by Russ Cox  and represented by Casco Bay Artisans.  Its one of a series of 3 new seaweed paintings and will be auctioned off starting at $1500. Proceeds will go to Friends of Casco Bay.

HERITAGE SEAWEED EDUCATION STATION
 
MAINE WHARF

 

Stop by and talk all things seaweed with Josh Rogers, owner & founder of Heritage Seaweed, Cup of Sea, and Seaweed Week. Learn about the annual kelp harvest and Maine made products that use seaweed. 

lucky catch cruises
 
bell buoy park

This is a great stop for the kids!! Joining the Lucky Catch team will be Stephanie Mulligan, author of the wonderful children’s book, How to Catch A Keeper. Stop by, say hello, check out the book, and let the kids learn how lobster traps work by playing with the “toy lobsters and trap” setup. 

FREE GUIDED HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR
 
Bell buoy park

 

Join City of Portland Waterfront Coordinator Bill Needleman for his incredible guided historical walking tours at 11:30am & 1:30pm, departing out of Bell Buoy Park near Casco Bay Lines 

PORTLAND FIREBOAT TOUR
 
MAINE STATE PIER

 

Take a close look at the Portland fireboat and hear from the people who help the residents and visitors of Casco Bay stay safe. Note: it is possible the team will have to respond to emergencies in the bay.

READY SEAFOOD FACILITY TOUR

 
MAINE STATE PIER

Tour Ready's state-of-the-art lobster processing plant at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. You'll see how they hold live lobster onsite and prepare them for shipment around the globe. A must see! 

Enjoy the working waterfront! This community event exists to showcase Portland's vibrant ocean economy. Please participate responsibly and respectfully.