May 26, 2018
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Osprey nest removed from Portland’s cruise ship megaberth

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — Workers in Portland have had to take action after a pair of ospreys chose a bad location for a nest.

City workers on Tuesday removed the osprey nest from the end of the so-called megaberth pier for large cruise ships at Ocean Gateway.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife advised the city that the nest could be removed as long as there were no eggs. The nest was situated atop a capstan that dock workers use to wind a ship’s mooring lines.

The nearly 1,200-foot-long floating pier is officially called the Ocean Gateway Pier II. The first large cruise ship, the Celebrity Summit, tied up to the pier last September.


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