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    Cannon from USS Maine returns to Portland park - Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Crane crew members place a cannon from the USS Maine back into place at Fort Allen Park in Portland on Friday. The USS Maine was sunk by a mysterious explosion in Havana Harbor in February 1898, giving rise to the battle cry, "Remember the Maine, to hell with Spain."

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    Cannon from USS Maine returns to Portland park - Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    J.R. Cote prepares the cannon from the USS Maine for unloading at Fort Allen Park in Portland on Friday after it was refurbished by conservator Jonathan Taggart.

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    Rodney Coleman, left, and Scott LaBrecque watch the USS Maine cannon being returned to Fort Allen Park in Portland on Friday. The cannon was removed from the park in June 2013 to be rehabilitated.

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    Cannon from USS Maine returns to Portland park - Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    J.R. Cote prepares for crew members to unload a USS Maine cannon at Fort Allen Park in Portland on Friday. The cannon was refurbished before being returned to Fort Allen Park by conservator Jonathan Taggart.

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    Cannon from USS Maine returns to Portland park - Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    J.R. Cote prepares for workers to unload the USS Maine cannon at Fort Allen Park in Portland on Friday. The cannon was refurbished by conservator Jonathan Taggart.

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    Cannon from USS Maine returns to Portland park - Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Crane crew members lift the USS Maine cannon back into place at Fort Allen Park in Portland on Friday. The cannon stands as a memorial to the first battleship named after the state. It was sunk by a mysterious explosion in Havana Harbor in February 1898.

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