Maine Science Center for the last port of purchase

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The two sides did not disclose a purchase price or terms of the agreement on Monday. A spokesperson for the Poole family said the family choose the research institute because of its plan to serve as a steward for the wharf, which is a key piece of the city waterfront.

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  • Union Wharf dates to the late 18th century. Gulf of Maine Research Institute said it has signed a purchase and sale agreement with Charlie and Malcolm Poole, who are fifth-generation owners and managers of the wharf.

  • Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher said the purchase is good news for Maine marine industries because of growing development pressure.