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Portland, Maine ship passenger lists for 1866 are available on National Archives microfilm publication M575, Roll 13, which is also available online from FamilySearch on digitized microfilm (roll #830243). See here: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/66154
Scroll down to: "Portland & Falmouth, Maine Jan. 1866-Sep. 1867 (NARA Series M575, Roll 13)" and click on the camera icon to view the images. You will need to register for an account at FamilySearch, but it's free.
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Thank you very much Joe. I was able to locate the ship and the details of my ancestor on the microfilm. Finally a link across the pond for that side of my family.
Dear Ms. Porter,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
For passenger lists for Portland, ME in 1866, we suggest that you review National Archives Microfilm Publication No. M575 - Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and Ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. For access to M575, please contact the National Archives at Boston (RE-BO) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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M575 is also available on Ancestry. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Archives has partnered with Ancestry to make the vast majority of their NARA-digitized holdings freely available to the public. Anyone with Internet access may create an account, access NARA records, and use other Ancestry resources, such as their educational offerings and family tree-maker application. For more information see Ancestry’s announcement at https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2020/03/24/free-at-home-education-resources-from-ancestry-and-access-to-nearly-500m-national-archives-records/
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Thank you for your response. Joe was able to give me the information and i just hadn't had time to respond yet. Thanks for the additional information too.