Sunday, October 9, 2011

Legacy Genealogy Cruise: Day 3, Portland, Maine

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Day 3 of the cruise was our first in port.  We spent the day in Portland, Maine, which is a wonderful city.  We arrived early in Portland, so we spent some time at a coffee shop near the port, relaxing and getting caffeinated for the day ahead.  Around 9:30, we headed to Victoria Mansion.  Built between 1858 and 1860, the mansion's contents are about 90% original to the first owners.  They have turned the carriage house into a gift shop, which I thought was a great use of space.  We were able to take a tour (included in the price of admission) with a very knowledgeable docent.  The taking of photographs is not allowed in the house, so I recommend checking out their website.

After our tour ended, we spent time wandering around Portland.  Eventually making our way to the pier.

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We decided the best way to see the area of Portland was by trolley, so we took a short tour of the area.

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We followed the tour with a late lunch at Bull Feeney's Irish Pub and then headed back to the ship for a relaxing night as we sailed further up the Maine coast to Bar Harbor.

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Miss the other posts on the Legacy Genealogy Cruise: 29 Sept-8 Oct 2011?  Find them here.


  1. I do believe that you and I have been to the same rock outcropping there in Portland. :)

    I spent some time in Maine right after graduation (I should really finish that blog post...)

    (It's actually right down the street from a friend's house!)

    I have to say, fun sounding cruise! I've very jealous. Hope you're well!

  2. @Shanae, That's crazy, it definitely looks like the same one! Cruising is pretty cool. Hope life is good in Savannah!

  3. Hi Amanda, I enjoyed meeting you at dinner one formal night on the cruise. We also went to Victoria Mansion which is quite a summer home! I have yet to look at all my pictures. -Denise


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