ACTIVITIES

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Participants

Walk the Working Waterfront would not be possible without collaboration of the local business and working waterfront individuals. All of whom share in the same goal of educating the public on what life on historic Commercial Street waterfront is like. 

Below are confirmed participants for 2022 Walk The Working Waterfront, but you can expect many more to sign up before June 4th. Feel free to check periodically for updates!

 

They are listed in order by PIER each participant can be found on. 

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Coast guard vessel tour and water safety demo

 
Wright's Wharf

The Pirates and poachers never stood a chance! Executing operational missions from Maine, New Hampshire, and Northeastern New York, the Northern New England sector of the Coast Guards area of responsibility ranges over 5,000 miles of coastline and 11,000 square nautical miles of water. Bring the kids and come step on the U.S. Coast Guard vessel and learn how to stay safe on the ocean! Fun for all ages!

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Portland Harbor Master

 

Portland Fish Pier

Ever wonder who oversees and directs all the marine operations in and out of the harbor on a daily basis? It’s the Harbor Master! Come tour his boat, talk water safety, and meet Portland’s own Harbor Master, Kevin Battle! He's an incredibly friendly guy who'll also give you tips on how you can enjoy Casco Bay safely!

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LUKE'S LOBSTER BUYING STATION TOUR

 
Portland Pier

Ever wonder how a lobster goes from the shell to the roll? Join the Luke’s Lobster team for a tour of their facility at the end of pier and learn about their buying station, the lobster industry, and chat sea. After, feel free to enjoy some of the best views of the harbor Portland has to offer. 

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FREE GUIDED HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR
 
Bell buoy park

 

Join City of Portland Waterfront Coordinator Bill Needleman for his world renowned guided historical walking tours. Bill will be departing at 12:00PM and 2:00PM. Each tour will be limited to 30 people. This is a first come, first serve walking tour. Stop by and sign up!
 

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PORTLAND FIREBOAT TOUR
 
MAINE STATE PIER

 

Every child wanted to be a fireman at some point! Bring the kids and come 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.

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Rocky BOttom tours
 
PORTLAND PIER

 

Bring the kids and take a stroll down Portland Pier and visit the folks at Rocky Bottom Tours. Stick around for one of their lobster trap demonstrations by the F/V Wild Duck. Try your hand out at some trivia, or buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win some Rocky Bottom Tours merchandise!

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RUGGED SEAS

 

Maine made. Ocean tough. Rugged Seas goal is to take something that represents every fishery—fisherman’s hauling pants (bibs)—and turn them into something recognizable, for everyone to utilize and enjoy. Collaborating with local fisherman and local organizations, Rugged Seas

 

Come by and say hello to Taylor and Nikki Strout, founders of Rugged Seas.

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new england ocean cluster
 
Maine wharf

After you are done enjoying a few oysters from the Lady Shuckers and talking  enjoying a few  oysters Stop in and check out all the magic at the New England Ocean Cluster. 

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Lady SHUCKERS 
Maine wharf

After a walk down Commercial Street, what better way to end your day by slurping a few Oysters down with the Lady Shuckers?! The Lady Shuckers are leading the way in amplifying voices in the aquaculture community. 

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MAINE SALT FARM
Maine wharf

Maine Salt Farm has been producing hand-crafted, high quality, solar-evaporated Maine sea salt since 2015. Maine Salt Farm uses only the power of the sun and no supplemental heat from any source. Come down to the Maine Wharf,  meet the team at Maine Salt Farm and find out more!

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 "The desert" fishing gear display
MERRIL'S wharf

"The Desert" is where commercial fisherman Ian Mayo of Maine Fisheries will tell you what its like to go to sea and manage  your fishing gear. 

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Portland fish pier

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