Westin Portland Harborview
The conference will be held at the Westin Harborview in Portland, Maine. The Westin is located in the Old Port area of Portland, where you can explore this historic district. You will also find a wide array of fine restaurants in the Old Port area, as Portland has become a “foodie” town.
A block of rooms has been reserved for EAM conference attendees at a special rate of $169 USD per night plus tax (currently 9%) from May 15-22, 2022. The block of rooms is being held until April 18, 2022.
Greater Portland & Casco Bay
1633 is the year that the first permanent British settlement was established on the southern coast of Maine in what would come to be called Portland. By then the Casco Bay area was already trending for its fishing and trading. Zip forward a few centuries and the trending continues – fishing and trading (in updated forms), with a lot more diversity - commercial and cultural.
Portland Head Light (picture above)
The Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth is the oldest lighthouse in Maine and is adjacent to 90-acre Fort Williams Park and its great ocean views and recreation. Fort Williams Park has nice walking trails, gardens and a children's garden area. The former keepers' house is now home to The Museum at Portland Head Light. (picture above)
Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
Just two miles north of Portland Head is Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse standing atop a 900-foot granite breakwater, with a view of the entire Portland skyline across the waves. (picture above)
Cape Elizabeth Light
At Cape Elizabeth Light, also known as "Two Lights," the eastern tower is still active and the western tower, while not publically accessible, still stands tall and proud. (picture below center)
Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light)
And then there’s the cute one, Portland Breakwater Lighthouse. It’s known, affectionately, as Bug Light because it’s short and as cute as a – well, you know. Diminutive though it may be, Bug’s Light played a huge role in protecting Portland Harbor beginning with its construction in 1875. (picture below right)