Portland Harbor

43°39'N 70°15'W
Portland Harbor

Flood Warning issued April 17 at 7:45PM EDT until April 18 at 2:00AM EDT by NWS... AREAS: Penobscot ... ...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOW ...... more info

Flood Warning issued April 17 at 7:42PM EDT until April 20 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS... AREAS: Penobscot ... ...FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MODERATE TO ...... more info

Flood Warning issued April 17 at 4:47PM EDT until April 18 at 11:30AM EDT by NWS... AREAS: Aroostook ... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU MAINE ...... more info

Flood Watch issued April 17 at 2:40PM EDT until April 18 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS... AREAS: Central Penobscot; Northeast Aroostook; ... ...ICE JAM FLOOD THREAT CONTINUES FOR PORTION ...... more info

Flood Warning issued April 17 at 12:50PM EDT until April 17 at 10:55PM EDT by NWS... AREAS: Somerset ... ...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOW ...... more info

Flood Warning issued April 17 at 12:50PM EDT until April 17 at 11:49PM EDT by NWS... AREAS: Kennebec ... ...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOW ...... more info

Flood Warning issued April 17 at 12:50PM EDT until further notice by NWS... AREAS: Kennebec; Somerset; Waldo ... ...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOW ...... more info

Flood Warning issued April 17 at 12:50PM EDT until April 18 at 7:24AM EDT by NWS... AREAS: Androscoggin ... ...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOW ...... more info

Flood Warning issued April 17 at 12:50PM EDT until April 18 at 1:30PM EDT by NWS... AREAS: Kennebec ... ...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOW ...... more info

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN ... PENOBSCOT RIVER AT WEST ENFIELD ...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE TONIGHT...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE PENOBSCOT RIVER AT WEST ENFIELD * UNTIL LATE TONIGHT...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED....
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...FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MODERATE TO MAJOR SEVERITY FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN MAINE... MATTAWAMKEAG RIVER AT MATTAWAMKEAG ...FORECAST FLOODING INCREASED FROM MODERATE TO MAJOR SEVERITY... THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MATTAWAMKEAG RIVER AT MATTAWAMKEAG...
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU MAINE HAS EXTENDED THE * FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTH CENTRAL AROOSTOOK COUNTY IN NORTHERN MAINE... * UNTIL 1130 AM EDT FRIDAY * AT 445 PM EDT THURSDAY AN ICE JAM CONTINUES TO RESULT IN FLOODING IN AND AROUND ST. FRANCIS WITH WATER COVERING ROUTE 161. A PORTION...
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...ICE JAM FLOOD THREAT CONTINUES FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... ...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR * PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL MAINE AND NORTHERN MAINE...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...PENOBSCOT AND AROOSTOOK COUNTIES....
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...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE... VERMONT...MAINE CONNECTICUT RIVER NEAR DALTON AFFECTING COOS AND ESSEX COUNTIES CONNECTICUT RIVER AT WELLS RIVER AFFECTING GRAFTON...CALEDONIA AND ORANGE COUNTIES CONNECTICUT RIVER AT WEST LEBANON AFFECTING GRAFTON...SULLIVAN AND WINDSOR...
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...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE... VERMONT...MAINE CONNECTICUT RIVER NEAR DALTON AFFECTING COOS AND ESSEX COUNTIES CONNECTICUT RIVER AT WELLS RIVER AFFECTING GRAFTON...CALEDONIA AND ORANGE COUNTIES CONNECTICUT RIVER AT WEST LEBANON AFFECTING GRAFTON...SULLIVAN AND WINDSOR...
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...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE... VERMONT...MAINE CONNECTICUT RIVER NEAR DALTON AFFECTING COOS AND ESSEX COUNTIES CONNECTICUT RIVER AT WELLS RIVER AFFECTING GRAFTON...CALEDONIA AND ORANGE COUNTIES CONNECTICUT RIVER AT WEST LEBANON AFFECTING GRAFTON...SULLIVAN AND WINDSOR...
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...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE... VERMONT...MAINE CONNECTICUT RIVER NEAR DALTON AFFECTING COOS AND ESSEX COUNTIES CONNECTICUT RIVER AT WELLS RIVER AFFECTING GRAFTON...CALEDONIA AND ORANGE COUNTIES CONNECTICUT RIVER AT WEST LEBANON AFFECTING GRAFTON...SULLIVAN AND WINDSOR...
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...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE... VERMONT...MAINE CONNECTICUT RIVER NEAR DALTON AFFECTING COOS AND ESSEX COUNTIES CONNECTICUT RIVER AT WELLS RIVER AFFECTING GRAFTON...CALEDONIA AND ORANGE COUNTIES CONNECTICUT RIVER AT WEST LEBANON AFFECTING GRAFTON...SULLIVAN AND WINDSOR...
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Portland Harbor, at the western end of Casco Bay, is the most important port on the coast of Maine. And it is one busy place: Portland is the second-largest oil port on the East Coast, boasts a large commercial fishing fleet, many cargo and cruise ship berths, and ferries bound for local islands (sadly, none continue to serve Nova Scotia). The waterfront thrives as well, offering fine dining, boutique shopping, a vibrant Art District, and just about any kind of provision or marine service imaginable. With Bon Appetit magazine calling Portland "America's Foodiest Small Town" in 2009, the dining opportunities alone are worth the visit.

The city of Portland is on the north side of the inner harbor, with many railroad, bulk, and general cargo terminals and piers. South Portland is on the south side of the harbor, with petroleum-handling terminals and pipeline facilities along its waterfront.

Whether you arrive by boat or choose to spend a few nights in one of the city's fine hotels and B&Bs, Portland should be on your Maine coast itinerary, as it provides a delightful taste Maine's version of "big city" living. If you are like most, you will come away feeling that Maine's largest city is, in fact, much more like one very large small town.