The Portland Observatory opens at the end of May and stays open into early October. Believe it or not, it’s America’s last standing maritime signal tower. But that’s not why you should visit it. You should visit it because the views of Portland Harbor are incredible. It stands at 86 feet and a fella named Captain Lemuel Moody ordered its construction back in 1807. It eventually fell into disrepair but was brought back to life in 1939 and has been a tourist attraction for visitors and locals since 1984.
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