Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Recreation

Acadia National Park

Map of Acadia National Park and Surrounding Area

is in Hancock County on Mount Desert Island, about which explorer Samuel de Champlain created the first reliable European record in 1604. Through the gateway town of Bar Harbor, the Park now receives over 3 million visitors a year, with … Continue reading

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Agricultural Fairs

Athens Fair Exhibition Hall (2003)

Acton Athens Bangor State Fair Blue Hill Clinton Common Ground (Unity) Cornish Cumberland Farmington Fryeburg Harmony Houlton Litchfield Monmouth New Portland Lions Northern Maine (Presque Isle) Ossipee Valley (So. Hiram) Oxford Piscataquis Valley (Dover-Foxcroft) Pittston Skowhegan State Fair South Hiram … Continue reading

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Andover North Surplus TWP

1945 Topographic Map with AT Path

Is a township immediately southeast of Township C, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. The “surplus” indicates that it did not fit easily into the original township layout of the state, thus the ten-mile by three-mile … Continue reading

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Andover West Surplus TWP

Andover West Surplus 1945 Topographic Map

The township is immediately southwest of Andover North Surplus, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. The Trail tracks the northwest corner of the township near the northeast slope of Little Bald Pate Mountain. In 1945, (the … Continue reading

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Androscoggin River from Gilead to West Bethel

Androscoggin River in Gilead (2013)

This relatively brief canoe trip makes about five of its six miles through the town of Gilead.  Infrequent Class I rapids are involved; shallows where the river divides around several small islands require one’s attention. Launching is near Bridge Road … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail

National Park Service Map of the AT in Maine

I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least—and it is commonly more than that—sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements. … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail -Springer Mountain Georgia

Parking Lot on Springer Mountain

APPALACHIAN TRAIL – SPRINGER MOUNTAIN GEORGIA Here in the Chattahoochee National Forest on Springer Mountain is where the Appalachian Trail begins for the “north bounders” as they trek to Katahdin in Maine’s Baxter State Park. Often they are dropped off … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Map

This is a clickable map of the Appalachian Trail in Maine, covering each of the 36 towns and townships through which the trail passes. Photos, maps, and videos illustrate the route. Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Relief: Magic, Gifts and Supplies

AT Cafe in Millinocket (2014)

According to the Oxford English Reference Dictionary “magic” may mean “an inexplicable or remarkable influence producing surprising results.” For hikers of the Appalachian Trail it means relief from the weary, but rewarding, trek for many miles for many days. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Bald Mountain Township T2 R3 BKP EKR

Moxie Bog

is in mid-eastern Somerset County immediately west of Blanchard, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. It should not be confused with Bald Mountain Township T4 R3 NBKP, in northwestern Somerset County north of Moose River. Access … Continue reading

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Baseball

Mt. Ararat Hight School (2002)

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Virtually every high school in Maine has a baseball team.  Some have produced strong players who have excelled in college and in the major leagues.  As with other sports, championship categories have evolved over the years, with … Continue reading

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Baseball, Maine in the Majors

High school baseball, batter swings away!

Players Born in Maine Cuke Barrows, Gray 1909-1912 Del Bissonette, Winthrop 1928-1933 Clarence Blethen, Dover-Foxcroft [P] 1923-1929 Ralph Botting, Houlton [P] 1979-1980 Don Brennan, Augusta [P] 1933-1937 Rip Cannell, South Bridgton 1904-1905 Bill Carrigan, Lewiston 1906-1916 Wally Clement, Auburn 1908-1909 … Continue reading

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Basketball Boys

Year Class L & A Class B Class M & C Class D 1922 South Portland 1923 Bangor 1924 Biddeford & Northeast Harbor* 1925 Westbrook 1926 South Portland & Bangor* 1927 Westbrook 1928 South Portland Boys Consecutive Wins; Final Year … Continue reading

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Basketball Girls

Girls Consecutive Wins ending in the year noted: School No. Year Camden 87 1954 Eliot 78 1962 Gorham 77 1981 Westbrook 76 1982 New Gloucester 76 1950 Sherman 75 1967   Girls Consecutive Championships School No. Years Westbrook 4 1978-1981 … Continue reading

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Baxter Park Campgrounds

Double Top Mountain from Kidney Pond (2002)

Abol, Chimney Pond, Daicey Pond, Katahdin Stream, Kidney Pond, Nesowadnehunk Field, Roaring Brook, Russell Pond, South Branch Pond, and Trout Brook Farm are the major campsites in Baxter State Park. Chimney Pond and Russell Pond are not accessible by automobile. … Continue reading

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Baxter State Park

Location Map for Baxter State Park

At night, he saw the stars in the sky in their fixed positions and the crescent of the moon floating like a boat in the blue. He saw trees, stars, animals, clouds, rainbows, rocks, herbs, flowers, stream and river, the … Continue reading

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Blanchard Township

Location Map for Blanchard

In the northern portion, the Appalachian Trail crosses the township following Bald Mountain Stream and the Piscataquis River, passing just north of the village, which is near the river and is accessible on the Blanchard Road from Monson village. See maps and photos. Continue reading

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Bowtown Township

Location Map Bowtown TWP

Bowtown Township is bound by the Kennebec River on the east for six miles, across the river from The Forks, and by the Dead River on the north. Dead River Mountain and Otter Pond Mountain reside within the township. Known … Continue reading

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Canoe Trips

Canoe trips can range from several days in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway or on the Androscoggin, Kennebec, or Penobscot Rivers, to pleasant day trips often close to home. Here are few samples of accessible canoeing in Maine. (Click the film … Continue reading

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Capitol Park

Capitol Park (2004)

Capitol Park is significant as a landscape design, dating from 1827, that survives with its spatial structure intact. It is unique as an early example of a designed landscape and as a remarkable survivor within the Capitol complex. Although the … Continue reading

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