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Fort Gorges, Portland

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Fort Gorges is a former United States military fort built on Hog Island Ledge in Casco Bay, Maine. Built from 1858 to 1864, no battles were fought there and no troops were stationed there. Advancing military technology, including iron clad ships and long range guns, made the fort obsolete before it could be used. The fort is now a park, accessible only by boat. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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  • The views from the Eastern Promenade are so great, and Ft Gorges is one of them -- a little jewel surrounded by sapphire waters. It's accessible by tour or kayak. 
    The views from the Eastern Promenade are so great, and Ft Gorges is one of them -- a little jewel surrounded by sapphire waters. It's accessible by tour or kayak.  more »
  • Saw this for on a Casco Bay cruise and heard its history from the cruise narrator. Beautiful mililtary fort- even if seen from a passing bay cruise. If I come back I would do an actual tour of it. 
    Saw this for on a Casco Bay cruise and heard its history from the cruise narrator. Beautiful mililtary fort- even if seen from a passing bay cruise. If I come back I would do an actual tour of it.  more »
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  • Pretty cool looking spot, only boat accessible but heard there are tours to this island. Definitely a great spot for photos and multiple lighthouses are in the area to keep the trip moving. Definitely planning to come back and do some more exploration of this area. The spring point lighthouse gives you a pretty close view of the island to get a idea of how massive it is. A lot of history in the area worth checking out so Definitely take your time out there!
  • A sweet little adventure but be sure to bring a great flashlight

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