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p-fireboat1-072909.jpgPortland new $3.2 million fireboat, The City of Portland III, docks for the first time on Sunday at the Maine State Pier. The vessel was built in Nova Scotia at the A.F. Theriault & Sons shipyard.p-fireboat2-072909.jpgRetired Portland firefighter Tom Kane, left, shows some of Portland’s younger citizens the below-deck area on the City of Portland III. With six water cannons, sleeping quarters and the equivalent medical facilities of a full modern ambulance, it does the job of the city’s existing fire and rescue boats.