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Fodor’s Go List 2020 Portland Maine

Fodor’s Go List 2020 Portland Maine Portland has really been getting some great press from around the world. Here is another amazing article about our beloved Portland Maine. Fodor is one of the premier travel companies in the world and this year they voted Portland one of the top 52 Citys in the world to…

The Locks of Love

Locks of Love Portland Maine We started our tours of Portland Maine in May of 2012 on Commercial Street. Our new tour business needed a home base in 2012 but we wanted to be mobile as well.  We would be using new technologies for taking credit cards and utilizing an online ticketing system.  This would…

Boston Herald Article

  In May of 2013 the Boston Herald called us about our tours of Portland Maine with the Portland Fire Engine Co.  We were featured in the ROADTRIP Section with Ben & Jerry’s as well the Highland Lighthouse.  The following is the article in full from Thursday May 23, 2013. Hit The Road – These Cool…

News about our Tour of Portland Maine

Portland Fire Engine Co. has been in the news a lot since we began.  Right after we started or Fire Engine Tours in 2012 we were contacted by the Portland Press Herald and were interviewed about our great new sightseeing adventures.  Below is a copy of the article or you can read it on line at Portland Press Heralds Site. News Article from Portland Press Herald:  Seeing Portland from a pumper   An enterprising tour veteran starts up a business by capitalizing on the city’s rich firefighting history. For Paul Mesuk, a longtime firefighter from Bloomfield, N.J., the allure of the bright red pumper, converted to a sightseeing vehicle, was too much to pass up. “When I saw the antique firetruck, I had to check it out,” said Mesuk. “I think it’s a great idea. It’s unusual.” He was referring to one…

Check it out! Articles about our Tour.

In August of 2012 we had Cute Potato reach out to us.  They came down and did a Fire Engine Tour and just loved it.  Check out the article they wrote about their experience below.   Portland by Fire Truck MP steers clear of touristy sorts of things most of the time, but when Keith Nuki, owner of the Portland Fire Engine Co., invited the team to tour Portland by fire truck, she was intrigued. Keith’s 1971 Fleetstar truck is hard to resist, especially when it comes to kids who love fire engines. The vintage truck is parked outside Portland Lobster Co. Freeport native and USM student Patrick O’Reilly leads the multimedia, historic tour. The kids are given fire helmets to wear before climbing the back ladder up to their seats. Inside, there’s a flat screen TV that displays historic…

Portland Maine tour competition is great for everyone!

On June 1, 2013 the Bangor daily News ran a story on the new tours in Portland and the growth Portland was seeing.  Check out the article below. Guides say Portland’s tour wars good for business Want to catch lobsters? Dine in the city’s trendy eateries? Be scared by ghost stories? This spring there are more specialty tours to show visitors around Maine’s largest city than ever before. But instead of spreading the tourism dollars too thin, the eclectic array of choices means more business for everyone. “Are they detracting from one another? I think they actually encourage people to take more tours,” said Barbara Whitten, president and CEO of the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau. “There are upward of 7 million people who come into this region [annually], so I think we’ve got enough [tourists] to sustain them…

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