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T2 R10 WELS

Mount Katahdin from the Golden Road East of Millinocket Lake

Three Routes This township, officially known as T2 R10 WELS, is the crossroad of two major “highways” in Maine: The Golden Road and the Appalachian Trail. Both travel the Abol Bridge over the West Branch of the Penobscot River. The … Continue reading

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T3 R10 WELS

Abol Bridge on the Golden Road

APPALACHIAN TRAIL – ABOL BRIDGE TO DAICEY POND Abol Bridge is located on the Golden Road over the West Branch of the Penobscot River in township T2 R10 WELS. A private campground and general store sits just outside the boundaries of … Continue reading

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T6 R7 WELS

Bridge over the Sebois River inT6 R7 WELS at a parking and picnic area on the Grand Lake Road

This township is home to the Seboeis River canoe trip put-in on the Grand Lake Road. The 24-mile trip begins at a parking/picnic area near the bridge at N46° 8′ 37.07″ W68° 38′ 0.19″. The trip is most successful in … Continue reading

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T7 R9 NWP

Historic Topographic Map of T9 R9

This township is immediately south of the Bowdoin College Grant East, host to the next northerly section of the AT. The Trail (red dots on the maps) runs from East Chairback Pond, over Chairback Mountain, past West Chairback Pond to … Continue reading

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TA R10 WELS

AT South Boot Icon

This township is immediately adjacent to T1 R11 WELS, host to the next northerly section of the AT. The trail generally tracks east-west, except for a short northwest-southeast section between Mud Pond and Lower Jo-Mary Lake. It enters the township … Continue reading

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TA R11 WELS

1952 Topographic Map of TA R11 Township

The township is immediately west of TA R10 WELS, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. Heading south, the AT follows Cooper Brook to Crawford Pond, the to the East Branch of the Pleasant River. Two AT … Continue reading

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TA R12 WELS

1952 TA R12 Topographic Map

The township is immediately adjacent to T1 R11 WELS, host to the next northerly section of the AT. The Appalachian Trail cuts briefly through the southeast corner of the township, also known as Shawtown. Shawtown is a very watery township, … Continue reading

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TB R11 WELS

A view from the ridges in TB R11 WELS 2007

The township is immediately southeast of TA R12 WELS, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. The AT briefly (about two miles) passes through the northwest corner of the township as it ascends White Cap Mountain for … Continue reading

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Tennis, Boys

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Lewiston 7 2003-2009 South Portland 4 1973-1976 Cape Elizabeth 4 1986-1989 Cheverus 4 1988-1991 Waynflete 6 2008-2013   YEAR No Classes YEAR Class A Class B Class C 1956 Brunswick 1983 Lewiston York 1960 South … Continue reading

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Tennis, Girls

Consecutive Championships School No. Year South Portland 9 1973-1981 Cape Elizabeth 9 1990-1998 Lewiston 6 2006-2011 Falmouth 6 2008-2013   YEAR No Classes YEAR Class A Class B Class C 1973 South Portland 1983 Falmouth Dirigo 1974 South Portland 1984 … Continue reading

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Township C

Detail of 1940

This oddly shaped, trapezoidal township is immediately west of Township D, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. The trail travels about one mile in the township’s southeast corner on the southwest slope of Old Blue Mountain. … Continue reading

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Township D

1940

This township is immediately west of Township E, host to the next northerly section of the AT. The Trail enters at the northeast corner of the township and proceeds westerly, then southwesterly along its western boundary. (See light green dots … Continue reading

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Township E

Location Map for TWP E in Franklin County

Township E is south of Sandy River Plantation, host to the next northerly section of the AT after Township D. (E Township is a different township in Aroostook County.) Township E, almost triangular in shape,  extends eight miles from Long … Continue reading

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Track, Indoor, Boys

Indoor Boys Track Pole Vaulting (2004)

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Chevrus 7 1980-1986 Scarborough 5 1994-1998 ————————————————————————————- Year No Classes, Class A Class B 1968 Portland 1969 Deering 1970 Portland 1971 South Portland 1972 South Portland Class A Class B 1973 Deering Lawrence 1974 Deering … Continue reading

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Track, Indoor, Girls

Girls Indoor Track (2004)

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Greely 6 2001-2006 Scarborough 8 2005-2012 ——————————————————————————————— Year No Classes, Class A Class B 1979 Ellsworth ———————————————————————————————- Class A Class B 1980 Waterville Mount Desert 1981 Brewer Mount Desert 1982 Brewer Mount Desert 1983 Brewer … Continue reading

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Track, Outdoor, Boys

Consecutive Champions School No. Year Deering 5 1960-1964 Lawrence 5 1974-1978 Chevrus 5 1981-1985 Year Class L, LL Class M Class S 1959 Brunswick Winslow Lincoln Academy 1960 Deering Winslow Wells 1961 Deering Gould Academy Orono 1962 Deering Kennebunk Orono … Continue reading

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Track, Outdoor, Girls

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Scarborough 5 1994-1998 Winthrop 5 1995-1999 John Bapst 5 2002-2006 Waterville 5 2007-2011 Year Class A Class B Class C 1973 Marshwood Massabesic 1974 Mount Blue Falmouth 1975 Mount Ararat Gorham York 1976 Waterville Greely … Continue reading

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Trout Brook Township

Trout Brook Farm Campground (2014)

This township is home to Trout Brook Farm Campground in Baxter State Park. A park ranger station is here just off the northern most reach of the park’s Tote Road. Trout Brook flows through in a northeasterly direction to enter Grand Lake Matagamon. The brook crosses the Tote Road near the entrance to the South Branch Ponds. Forest products are harvested in the Scientific Forest Management Area. Continue reading

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Upper Cathance River Canoe Trip

Upper Cathance River begins at Bradley Pond in Topsham, flows through a marsh and then to farmland and wooded areas to U.S. Route 201. The full river continues through Bowdoinham and through the Cathance River Preserve, where it widens and … Continue reading

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Volleyball

Volleyball is a girls sport at the high school level in Maine.  It split from “No Classes” to Classes A and B in 2009.  A concerted effort is underway to expand the sport to more schools. Consecutive Championships School No. … Continue reading

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