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ME: Yurts and tents could sprout on historic House Island

(Feb. 23, 2018) -- Built in 1808, the fort was the only one on Maine’s coast to see action during the War of 1812. In 2015, the Portland City Council unanimously granted historic status to the island, which limits the type of development allowed. The Historic Preservation Board first heard the campground proposal in July and finally voted in favor of the project Wednesday

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland’s Historic Preservation Board has given its blessing to a 21-site campground on the southern side of House Island, where Fort Scammell is located.

Built in 1808, the fort was the only one on Maine’s coast to see action during the War of 1812. In 2015, the Portland City Council unanimously granted historic status to the island, which limits the type of development allowed. The Historic Preservation Board first heard the campground proposal in July and finally voted in favor of the project Wednesday.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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