Portland Observatory - Portland, ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 43° 39.930 W 070° 14.897
19T E 399359 N 4835478
Quick Description: One of several markers inside the observatory.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2014 5:51:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMKBQV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
County of tower: Cumberland County
Location of tower: 138 Congress St., Munjoy Hill, Portland
Marker erected by: National park Service, United States Department of the Interior
Date marker erected: 2006

Marker Text:

PORTLAND OBSERVATORY
has been designated a
NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
This site posses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America
This observatory is the nation's only remaining maritime signal tower. It served as a communication station for Portland's bustling harbor from 1807 to 1923, announcing the arrival o0f ships with a unique system of colorful flags.

Address and /or location:
138 Congress St., Munjoy Hill, Portland, ME


Who put it there (Sponsor): National Park Service, United States De[artment of the Interior

Date (Erected or Dediated): 2006

Visit Instructions:
1) A new photo taken by you. Make it a quality one. You do not have to be in it, nor your hand held.
2) Some new insight to the history, and/or your personal experience finding the site.
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