Union Wharf (Portland, Maine)

Union Wharf is a historic wharf in Portland, Maine.[1] It stands across Commercial Street from Union Street and, on the waterfront side, between Widgery Wharf (to the north) and Merrill's Wharf (to the south),[2][3][4][5] on the edge of the Fore River.

Union Wharf
The wharf in 2023
LocationCommercial Street, Portland, Maine, U.S.
Construction
Construction start1793 (231 years ago) (1793)

Dating to 1793, it is the city's oldest continuously used wharf. In December 2021, five generations of family ownership ended when the wharf was sold to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ Carkhuff, David (January 19, 2010). "The mystery of Widgery Wharf". Portland Daily Sun. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Greater Portland Landmarks". Greater Portland Landmarks. 2020-06-23. Retrieved 2023-06-19.
  3. ^ "Plan of Portland, 1858". Maine Memory Network. Retrieved 2023-06-19.
  4. ^ Guide to the Piers and Wharves of Portland Harbor - City of Portland
  5. ^ "Walk the Working Waterfront" - PortlandMaine.com
  6. ^ "Sale of Union Wharf closes, changing hands for historic fixture on Portland waterfront". Mainebiz. Retrieved 2023-10-28.

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