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Abandoned fort on an island in Portland Harbor; visitors should use caution when exploring its grounds.
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

We took a harbor cruise tour that had a stop at this fort. Our guide gave us some interesting facts about its history.

1  Thank ct-cruisers
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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We've been wanting to go here for years, but my partner hates boats. Captain Carle was very sympathetic and took us over and back as smoothly as possible. He also showed us around while we were out there. While it's small it's completely awesome. I...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2016

Nice to see it going around it by boat, but it's a shame you cannot land on the small island to visit it !

Thank GorgoVetBart
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Reviewed March 24, 2016

This crumbly old Civil War-era fort is only accessible by water. We have our own boat, and visit Fort Gorges at least once every summer - my husband will motor in (if tide is right) to let us all leap out of the boat onto...More

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Reviewed December 11, 2015

Fort gores is only reachable by kayak,canoe or power boat.. Built to protect Portland Harbor in the 1860's, it is worth the effort to get there and see the well preserved fort,

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed October 31, 2015

Stopped by the Portland, Maine visitors center first located right next to the cruise ship docks, may even been the cruse terminal. Anyway they have these free local maps that show all the different areas of greater Portland. One thing I stated that I wanted...More

1  Thank paddler4x
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Reviewed June 14, 2015

I have never been to the fort itself, but the view from the shore is beautiful. Bring the camera and views of it, and if you focus in with the right settings you should be able to get both forts in.

Thank iReadPercyJackson
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Reviewed May 4, 2015

This old fort is an easy paddle from the East End Beach and is made of walls with a grassy area in the middle. We go out a few times a summer to spend the day, swim and poke around the old fort. Some people...More

Thank Terje C
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Reviewed March 25, 2015

Maine has a few really cool Forts that make for a great day trip with the kids to explore and learn a little about history. bring a few snacks n drinks in a cooler and a camera and enjoy the outdoors..

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

It is great to look at, both from the shore and cruising by on boat rides. I wish it was easier to get to to take a look inside like to kayakers do.

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