Sea Change: Portland on the Edge of the New North

July 16, 2016 — Jan. 2, 2017

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On view at Portland Public Library

As long-sought northern sea routes from the Atlantic to the Pacific open up due to receding ice in the Arctic, Portland finds itself situated in useful proximity to potentially monumental changes in world shipping, again. Drawing on Maine Maritime Museum’s large archival collections of maps and photography, Sea Change: Portland on the Edge of the New North follows the port’s long history as the doorstep between Canadian/U.S. commerce to Europe, and how climate change and maritime innovation are writing the next chapters. The continued investment in improved container handling by the Maine Port Authority, and the commitment to regular service by the Icelandic freight carrier Eimskip are once again building momentum at Portland’s International Marine Terminal.


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