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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at and a music writer for and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk of course.

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Posted: October 17, 2017

Kayak to Fort Gorges in Casco Bay

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Kayak to Fort Gorges

Casco Bay is gorgeous. Being out on a  kayak is gorgeous. And Fort Gorges is really cool. It’s a military fort out on Hog Island built in the mid 1800s but deemed obsolete by the time it was finished. From Portland’s East End beach, it’s a 2.5-mile round trip, if you loop around the island. Of course, you’re going to want to get out at some point and explore this historic, albeit unneccessary off-shore structure.

Staff photo by Gregory Rec

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