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Portland King Tides Trail Opens


Students from the University of Southern Maine are installing a temporary “King Tides Trail” in downtown Portland, demarcating a 3-foot rise in sea level.

A Google map helps visitors explore the Trail. The City of Portland reviewed and permitted this temporary student art installation (which will remain up from December 8, 2014 to January 23, 2015).

Join students for a trail opening on Monday December 8 at noon (meeting at the Bayside Trail terminus near Elm and Somerset Streets). Bring your own mug for cider and donuts. Rain/snow date is Friday December 12 at 4 PM. Updates in case of inclement weather will be posted at

For more on the Gulf of Maine King Tides Project, visit

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