Portland: Union Wharf being sold, preserved for maritime use

Union Wharf, keystone of the working waterfront in Maine’s largest city for 228 years, is being purchased by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute,, The wharf has been in private hands since it was constructed in the aftermath of Portland’s destruction in the American Revolution. Members of the Poole family have owned it outright since the 1950s, Working waterfront advocates have feared the property might wind up in less sympathetic hands,,, Instead the Pooles, led by brothers Charlie and Malcolm, are selling to their immediate neighbor, GMRI, a marine research institution >click to read< 16:29

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