Tours & Events
September 5, 2013
In conjunction with Maine Historical Society and the Maine Military Historical Society, Spirits Alive invites you to a graveside memorial service honoring the captains in killed in the battle between the Boxer and the Enterprise. The American captain, William Burrows, and the British captain, Samuel Blyth were each mortally wounded during the battle and brought to the Eastern Cemetery to be buried next to one another in perpetuity. An American Lieutinant, Kervin Waters, who died as a result of wounds received in battle, was buried next to Burrows as well.
Week of Events Surrounding the 200th Anniversary for the Battle of the Boxer & Enterprise
Now – October 13, 2013
Spirits Alive offers history tours to visitors who are willing to walk the 6-acre site learning about its part in the history of Portland and those who reside within the gates.
We spent 4 years transcribing and documenting every stone on the site on paper. Now we are photographing each of them one by one. Wanna help? Orientation for new photographers is ongoing. Contact us if you're interested in working on this project. You set your own schedule!
October 24-27 and 30-31, 2013
In October, we conduct these evening tours with costumed actors who portray the ghosts of people who lived and died in our city.