Free Event June 8th to Learn About Diversity, History of Portland Working Waterfront

PORTLAND, Maine - The City of Portland invites the public to the 9th annual “Walk the Working Waterfront” on Saturday, June 8 from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM along Commercial Street in Portland. This free event celebrates the diversity and history of the people, businesses, and infrastructure that comprise the heart of Casco Bay’s working waterfront.

From Becky’s Diner to the Maine State Pier, attendees are encouraged to explore the protected piers and wharves of Commercial Street.

  • Learn from commercial fishers and see fishing gear in action
  • Engage with experts on aquaculture, sea level rise, seafood quality analysis, and more at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Guided tours of the working waterfront to learn about Portland's historical wharves and collaborative efforts to protect them
  • Sample seafood products and learn about Maine’s diverse marine economy
  • See live demonstrations on gyotaku, the art of fish printing, and its history in fish identification
  • Board a U.S. Coast Guard vessel and tour the City fireboat

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Walk the Working Waterfront is a collaboration between the Maine Coastal Program, the City of Portland, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and the Waterfront Alliance.