Portland celebrates St. Patrick’s Day morning

Posted March 17, 2012, at 3:06 p.m.
Team Sham Duck poses for a final picture before plunging into Casco Bay at the East End Beach at 5:30 a.m Saturday, March 17, 2012, with hundreds of others to raise money for the Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation. Team Sham Duck is€” (from left) Jake Pierson Hillary Coolidge, Jess Murphy, Rori Crossman and Jim Devon. They€” raised over $1,500.
Team Sham Duck poses for a final picture before plunging into Casco Bay at the East End Beach at 5:30 a.m Saturday, March 17, 2012, with hundreds of others to raise money for the Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation. Team Sham Duck is€” (from left) Jake Pierson Hillary Coolidge, Jess Murphy, Rori Crossman and Jim Devon. They€” raised over $1,500.
Longtime bartender at Brian Boru Publick House in Portland, Jeff Dalbec, pours multiple pints of Guinness at once on€” St. Patrick's Day, Saturday,€” March 17, 2012.
Longtime bartender at Brian Boru Publick House in Portland, Jeff Dalbec, pours multiple pints of Guinness at once on€” St. Patrick's Day, Saturday,€” March 17, 2012.
Marydonna Uksa claps and sings along with the live Irish music at Bull Feeney's on Fore Street in Portland Saturday morning March 17, 2012.
Marydonna Uksa claps and sings along with the live Irish music at Bull Feeney's on Fore Street in Portland Saturday morning March 17, 2012.
Bob Kearney, vice president of the Irish American Club of Maine, carries the Irish flag in a St. Patrick's Day parade down Commercial Street in Portland Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Bob Kearney, vice president of the Irish American Club of Maine, carries the Irish flag in a St. Patrick's Day parade down Commercial Street in Portland Saturday, March 17, 2012.

Bangor Daily News photographer Troy R. Bennett was in Portland on the morning of St. Patrick’s Day. Here is some of what he found.

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