All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Monday, August 14, 2006

Working Waterfront Tours

Angela Clark offers one-woman tours of Portland's working waterfront. A recent article describes a tour taken by campers from the Portland Center for Cultural Exchange.
Then Clark whipped up a huge cod by its mouth with two fingers and patiently lectured her captivated crowd. "What do auctioneers look for when bidding on fish?" began Clark. "They look at the eyes to see if they're clear, then they open the gills and it's not really sticky it's a pretty fresh fish."

"Weird eyeballs," noted Madeline, a seven-year-old shivering in her little pink T shirt — the Fish Exchange, of course, is a highly refrigerated warehouse. [Link]

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