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I was completely suprised to see this memorial when i visited Bug Light Park, a history of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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If you like mid 20th century, WWII history definitely worth the visit. My dad didn't serve until... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
rolling meadows, il
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Bug Light Park, 0 Madison St, South Portland, ME 04106
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was completely suprised to see this memorial when i visited Bug Light Park, a history of Portlands contribution to WW2,very interesting and in combination with the Bug Light makes it a worthwile visit.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you like mid 20th century, WWII history definitely worth the visit. My dad didn't serve until latter 50's but I remember him talking about these ships. Great history lesson. Even my step son found it fascinating.

Thank nevets17
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Located in Bug Light Park, this is a terrific memorial with some interesting informational placards about the history of shipbuilding there. The park is all open space now, but you can picture the factory buildings and all the activity of building Liberty Ships for WW2....More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We were greatly impressed at this huge memorial. This is a time that Portland, Maine was so important to the World War Two war effort building ships. Free parking nearby.

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Love visiting this memorial, it is so very well put together and maintained. Every visit I learn something new about the Liberty Ships and WW11. Portland now Bath has such a rich ship building history. It comes alive here

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This memorial has a great summary of how South Portland was reshaped and greatly contributed to the war effort. There are some great pictures of how the location looked during World War 2. It’s worth a stop if you’re nearby.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This open air museum is interesting. Learn about the ship building history and the people who lived in the area and helped build these amazing ships.

Thank Jayme P
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Located in the Bug Light Park, this is an imposing and interesting historical memorial. The history of the Liberty ships s well documented at the memorial, and as a non US citizen, I found it a very moving tribute to a previously unknown, to me,...More

Thank OpaMarnie
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The memorial is in Bug Light Park, kind of out of the way. If you are a history person do not miss it. It tells the story of how Portland built so many of the Liberty ships during WW2. the photos are amazing!

Thank anita l
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The memorial is part of Bug Light Park and if you go there it is a nice added stop. If you have a connection to the Navy or are a veteran it is a nice stop in itself.

Thank scottirving1001
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