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About Portland

Portland is the largest city in the state of Maine and is located on a peninsula in Casco Bay. It has a rich history as a major port and trading center. The city was originally settled by European colonists in the early 17th century and quickly became an important hub for shipping and trade. Today, Portland is still a thriving port city and is known for its vibrant waterfront and bustling commercial district.

One interesting fact about Portland is that it is home to the second busiest oil port on the East Coast of the United States. The Portland Pipeline Corporation operates a pipeline that transports crude oil from Montreal, Canada to Portland's waterfront, where it is then loaded onto tankers for distribution. This pipeline has been in operation since the 1940s and plays a crucial role in the transportation of oil throughout the region.

In addition to its role in the oil industry, Portland is also an important transportation hub for other types of freight. The city is served by a major interstate highway, several rail lines, and an international airport. These transportation networks make it easy for goods to be transported in and out of the city, contributing to Portland's status as a major center for commerce and trade.

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