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Casco Bay and Climate Change

Portland Sea Level Trend 1912-2015

Climate Trends In 2017 the University of Southern Maine, through USM Digital Commons, published “Casco Bay Climate Change Vulnerability Report.” It has been accessible at http://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&context=cbep-publications (accessed February 20, 2018). The following is a selection of its findings and conclusions. … Continue reading

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30 Commercial Fisheries Landings and Values Updated

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27 High School Sports Championships Updated

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Dragonflies

Female Twelve-spot Skimmer Dragon Fly

Dragonflies and Damselflies General Description Dragonflies and damselflies are scientifically classified under the order Odonata. These medium to large insects have body lengths ranging from just over half an inch to just under five inches. They are often seen flying … Continue reading

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Dead River and related links

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Jim Pond Township

Town Line Jim Pond (2017)

This Franklin County township contains a section of the Dead River’s North Branch, along with several ponds, the largest of which is Jim Pond. The smaller Greenbush Pond is more accessible, but with a limited fishery. Route 27 follows the … Continue reading

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Dead River

Dead River North Branch (2017)

The Dead River is one of the longest and most storied waterways in Maine. Its North Branch flows south from the Lower Pond in Chain of Ponds, Through Alder Stream Township and Jim Pond Township. The South Branch flows north … Continue reading

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Insects, Leaf-footed

Western Conifer Seed Bug (2017)

The Western Conifer Seed Bug is a type of leaf-footed bug, about 3/4 inch from head to tail, that feeds on seeds of trees, especially pine. It is not a destructive pest in the home, but is a nuisance. It finds its … Continue reading

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Library of Congress Images

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Brookings, Wilmot W.

Wilmot W. Brookings (1830-1905) was born in Woolwich October 23, 1830. After being admitted to the bar, the new lawyer moved to Sioux Falls in what was to become the Dakota Territory in 1861 (which included today’s North and South … Continue reading

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Logging

Poker in Camp (c. 1943)

The cutting and moving of logs destined for lumber or paper was a tough, manual effort until the second half of the 20th century. Here is an eyewitness assessment by Louise Dickenson Rich of logging camp life in the 1940’s … Continue reading

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Chain of Ponds Public Reserved Land

Chain of Ponds Unit (2017)

The Chain of Ponds Lake consists of four basins arranged in a straight line that runs northwest to southeast. It covers 700 acres and drains 64.5 square miles. The maximum depth is 106 feet, and the average depth is 24 … Continue reading

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Western Maine Updates

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Alder Stream Township

Townline sign: "Alder Stream" (2017)

Also known as T2 R5 WBKP, this township is predominantly Penobscot Indian Territory, distributed as the result of the 1980 Maine Indian Claims Settlement. The North Branch of the Dead River flows through its northeast corner, beginning at Sarampus Falls. … Continue reading

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Kibby Township

Access from Route 27 (2017)

In western most Maine and Franklin County, the Township (also known as T1 R6 WBKP) has no village and virtually no population. Its major economic resource is Kibby Ridge on Kibby Mountain. Logging the forested township is also an economic … Continue reading

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Eagle Lake Township

Locomotives at the Tramway Site (1978)

Not to be confused with the town of Eagle Lake  in Aroostook County, Eagle Lake Township lies to the southwest in Piscataquis County. It too has frontage on another waterbody named Eagle Lake and includes part of the Allagash Wilderness … Continue reading

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T22 MD Township

sign: Entering TWP 22 on Route 9

A small community in Hancock County, the township’s only improved road, in its northeastern corner, is a portion of Route 9, (“The Airline“). Rocky Pond lies at the center of the township, with a network of unimproved logging roads surrounding it. … Continue reading

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Historic and Scenic Sites

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Coburn Gore

Convenience Store (2017)

This is a small unorganized township in Franklin County on the border with Canada. It has a very small village with few houses and one store. Logging trucks abound, both in the village and those traveling through from Canada, many … Continue reading

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Recent Updates

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