Portland Museum Takes a Look Back at some of the most devastating fires in history

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The fire has been a dangerous enemy of the humans since it has been discovered. There are plenty of benefits of fire that we cannot deny but we’ve suffered so many times due to this dangerous element that we can’t even forget.

Portland Museum has created a department where it is storing all the important events that took place in the history. The purpose behind creating this specific department is collecting all the information into one place so that people may gather knowledge according to their needs. In this section, we’ll store all the remarkable events that took place in the past decades.

We’ll not only collect information about the devastating events but we’ll also collect information about the events that belong to the nation’s pride. However, today’s focus is on a devastating issue where we’ll discuss some of the most devastating fires.

The great Chicago Fire 1871

This fire started just because of a small fire that was ignited in a bar and just in the next two days it destroyed the $220 million assets. Around 3.3 square miles of the Windy city were destroyed.

The Chicago fire departments responded swiftly but they couldn’t reach the correct location due to the watchman’s mistake. Therefore, the fire grew bigger and destroyed and many houses and killed lots of people.

9/11/2001 the worst day ever

9/11/2001 was the worst day in American history when two jets collapsed into the world trade center and Pentagon and a huge fire took place. Both the jets were hacked by the terrorists. The terrorists had complete knowledge of flying a jet. So, they brought the jets to both the buildings and collapsed them into the greatest buildings of America.

The American history will never forget that devastating fire that took place after these jets collapsed into the buildings. Everyone lost someone during this breath-taking incident. Every fire watch company tried its best to control the fire but the fire grew bigger and bigger and nobody could control it properly.

Finally, the fire went so higher that it destroyed both the buildings and it took many lives with it. Many people lost their loved ones during this incident and a lot of people were injured as the debris from both the buildings went to several miles. That was the worst day for the nation and we wish that such kind of incident never happens again.

2007 California Wildfires

This was one of worst fire incidents that took place in the history. It was so much bigger that it could be seen from the space. It destroyed almost 1,000 acres of the land from Santa Barbara County down to the U.S Californian Border. Around 40 people died during this incident and many others were injured due to the fire.

Most of the people were forced to leave their homes due to this devastating fire. In order to assist the state and local efforts, President George W.Bush called for federal aid.

The history and evolution of kayaks over the years

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The word Kayak denotes “hunters’ boar. There is no clarity with regards to the birth of the kayak, but the Aleutian and Inuit people (previously known as Eskimos) are believed to have propagated the rise of the kayak over thousands of years ago. This article explores the evolution and history of kayaks right from the original inventions to the modern day kayaks.

The early kayaks (Aleutian kayaks)

These kayaks comprised a wood frame that was endowed with a sealskin deck. The deck was then enhanced with spray skirts made of animal skin. The spray skirts were sewn on the deck with braided sinew. This was done for two main reasons. One of the reasons was to ensure the chilly Arctic water did not gain entry into the cabin. The other reason was to guarantee proper insulation of the rider.

These early kayaks had air filled seal bladders and were virtually unsinkable. The Aleutian kayaks were also designed in a manner that ensured they were quiet and swift at the same time They were primarily used for fishing and hunting during the summer season.

The folding kayaks

When Europeans learnt kayaks were very versatility, they modified the Aleutian kayaks. They made them using fabric covers as opposed to wood frames. A design for a folding canvas kayak lead to the invention of a kayak known as “foldboat.” This lead to the use of kayaks for sporting activities. For instance, kayak racing was integrated into the Berlin Olympic Games in 1936. Kayak clubs also blossomed in many parts of Europe hence kayaks started gaining popularity.

 

Fiberglass kayaks

In the 1950s, kayaks witnessed structural evolution leading to the invention of fiberglass kayaks. The pioneer fiberglass kayak (“Anas Acute”) was made by Valley Products Company. The company also made another kayak “Nordkapp” which had the power to hold more cargo while assuring maneuverability.

Plastic and polyethylene kayaks

The period between the late 1970s and early 1980s witnessed the creation of roto-molded polyethylene kayaks. This manufacturing process facilitated mass production of kayas (poly boats) at a low cost. The pioneer plastic kayaks were introduced in the early 1980s. This invention has continued to give builders the determination to make more durable, light weight and versatile kayaks similar to the Fissot kayak.

Evolution of Kayaks based on construction materials and performance features

As the kayaks continued to evolve, the construction materials become more advanced and so did performance features. Builders now use materials such as fiberglass, carbon-fiber and Kevlar. These materials make the kayaks sturdier and more appealing in design. In terms of performance features, kayaks now have

1. Modifiable thigh braces, seats which offer comfort and control.

2. Modifiable foot braces for adaptable fit range.

3. Deck rigging that enhance gear storage and safety

To wrap up, kayaks have become a renowned self-propelled watercraft in today’s world. Many individuals use kayaks for water exploration globally. Besides, with the invention of kayaks using many varieties of materials, individuals can also use them for diversified sporting activities.

How can you Restore a Museum after a Water Damage?

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The museum is one of the places where people come to learn new and interesting things about the history and historical equipment. No matter what the place is but water damage can make any place worse than ever.

How you are supposed to restore the museum after the water damage. Here we’re going to share some valuable tips that will help you understand the ways to restore a museum after a water damage.

REPAIRING

The most sensitive equipment that water damage affects in a museum are the ancient pictures and other valuable things. Pictures are the attraction of a museum. How can you restore this attraction of the museum?

Well, for this purpose, you need to repair the ancient precious property so that you may put them once again for the display. To make museum run again you have to first look for the things that are damaged from the water.

DRYING

Drying is another process which is important when it comes to the water damage restoration in a museum. Every museum contains some rugs and carpets that belong to the popular personalities.

To make them usable you need to dry all the things there and it will only become possible with the help of professional help. You can also take a look at tips from water restoration experts that can help you find a better solution.

CLEANING

You must focus on cleaning the place once you have asked the restoration to come and help you out. You can help the restoration company in cleaning the place to open the place as soon as possible to the public.

Due to the water damage, it may happen that you will find dirt and mess all around the place. You are also going to see how everything is wet and you need to clean the whole place as soon as possible with the help of a professional team.

DIAGNOSE

If water damage happened due to the leakage, you should ask the restoration team to diagnose the whole place for to confirm that there isn’t any other problem.

The professional and expert team of water restoration will diagnose the place and fix all the issues that may cause you any harm in the future. They will inspect the place to make sure everything is safe in the museum now.

ORGANIZE

In the end, you need to organize everything where it was and make sure that all the properties that belong to the different emperors and personalities are in good condition and the public can see them again once they are in the museum.

Before you open the place for people make sure that museum is safe and nobody is going to get hurt. In this way, you will be able to run the museum again and everything that belongs to the museum will be repaired.

Great tips for spending your holiday in Oregon

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Holiday trips can be stressful, especially if you’re the one taking care of preparations, bookings, and locations to visit. There is so much going on, and you have to make it all work in just a few days. Don’t worry – we put together a list of some great tips that will help you to plan and spend the best holiday in Oregon.holiday in oregon

#1 Choose a historical trip

Historical trips in Oregon are something worth considering. First of all, they don’t take much time to plan. Usually, you’d pick museums and sights you would like to visit, and that’s pretty much it. If you want to take the most out of your trip, try paying a visit to the Portland Harbor Museum. It’s an exciting place where you’ll see the history of Portland Harbour and its role in shaping Southern Maine’s identity. On the other hand, the museum is located near Spring Point Ledge Light and Fort Preble. So, by visiting PHM, you’ll get the full-day excursion.

#2 Choose good weatherplanning a holiday in oregon

Summers in Oregon are the most beautiful part of the year. Ideal weather conditions are from July through mid-September. Although it may seem that weather conditions have nothing to do with your holiday, just think about sitting in the hotel room whole day because of the inclement weather. Plus, any outdoor activity is impossible to perform in adverse weather, which is another reason to think about the weather when planning your holiday.

#3 How long will you stayportland museum

You should plan your trip depending on the duration of your holiday. If you’re visiting just for the weekend, try to visit as many places you can. However, the trick is to set up a radius and try to go with it. That way, you’ll maximize your free time and see a greater part of the city you chose. If you have more time at your disposal, you can dial back a bit because you’ll have a plenty of time to go whatever you’d like.

Thinking about learning about the American maritime history this summer?

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the portland harbor museumWhen it comes to the American history, there are always things that we have not learned at school. A lot of great stories go unnoticed, because of the curriculums and textbooks. Luckily, there’s a chance to learn about the history of our great country by your own rules. Learning about the maritime history in the US is a perfect activity to fill out your summer schedule. If you’re near Oregon, you should pay a visit to the Portland Harbor Museum.

Small but attractive museum in Oregon

The Portland Harbor Museum is a place where you can take a walk of the most exciting times in the early American history. With replicas of the wooden ships, this museum offers visitors a stunning amount of insight into the rich maritime history of Portland Harbour. You can also find photographs of different building stages of World War II ships that have been built in this part of the country.

The museum itself is located near Fort Preble and Spring Point Ledge Light, which gives you additional historical places to visit. Thus, visiting the Portland Harbor Museum will pay off because you’ll have the chance to see a larger portion of the traditional views in the Greater Portland area.

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Opening hours and fees

The Portland Harbor Museum is open throughout the year, but with a seasonal schedule. The peak of visits and exhibition activities falls in the period are between the Memorial to Columbus Day. During that time, the museum is open seven days a week, from 10 AM to 4.30 PM. Up to the Memorial Day, the museum is open from Friday to Sunday. After the Columbus Day to the Thanksgiving Weekend, you can visit the museum on Fridays and Saturdays.

The entrance fee for adults is $4. Students and children can enter for free. Besides being an educational and exciting experience, a visit to the Portland Harbor Museum will also fall lightly on your wallet. So, it’s a great trip for families with kids – you’ll give them a valuable experience to learn about the national history first-hand. On your way out, you can go hiking the Spring Point Ledge Light or Fort Preble, to get some more information about ships. If you want to get the most out of the experience, don’t forget to take a camera and binoculars with you!