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State of Maine
Flag of Maine State seal of Maine
Flag of Maine Seal
Nickname(s): The Pine Tree State
Motto(s): Dirigo
Official language(s) None
(English and French de facto)
Capital Augusta
Largest city Portland
Area  Ranked 39th
 - Total 33,414 sq mi
(86,542 km²)
 - Width 210 miles (338 km)
 - Length 320 miles (515 km)
 - % water 13.5
 - Latitude 42° 58′ N to 47° 28′ N
 - Longitude 66° 57′ W to 71° 5′ W
Population  Ranked 40th
 - Total (2000) 1,274,923
 - Density 41.3/sq mi 
15.95/km² (38th)
Elevation  
 - Highest point Mount Katahdin[1]
5,268 ft  (1,606 m)
 - Mean 591 ft  (180 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[1]
0 ft  (0 m)
Admission to Union  March 15, 1820 (23rd)
Governor John Baldacci (D)
U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe (R)
Susan Collins (R)
Congressional Delegation List
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations ME US-ME
Web site www.maine.gov

The State of Maine (IPA: /ˈmeɪn/) is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. It is the northernmost portion of New England. The state is known for its scenery — its jagged, mostly rocky coastline, its low, rolling mountains, and its heavily forested interior — as well as for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams. Image File history File links Flag_of_Maine. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The flag of Maine features the state coat of arms on a blue field. ... The State Seal of Maine was adopted in June of 1820. ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames -- both official and traditional (official state nicknames are in bold). ... Here is a list of state mottos for the states of the United States. ... Dirigo (Latin I direct or I lead) is the state motto of Maine. ... 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Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Olympia Jean Bouchles Snowe (born February 21, 1947 in Augusta, Maine) is a Republican politician and the senior United States Senator from Maine. ... Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952, in Caribou, Maine) is an American politician, the junior U.S. Senator from Maine and a Republican. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... These are tables of congressional delegations from Maine to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... 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The original inhabitants of the territory that is now Maine were Algonquian-speaking peoples. The first European settlement in Maine was in 1604 by a French party. The first English settlement in Maine was established by the Plymouth Company at Popham in 1607, the same year as the settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Both colonies were predated by the Roanoke Colony by 22 years. Because the Popham Colony did not survive the harsh Maine winters and the Roanoke Colony was lost, Jamestown enjoys the distinction of being regarded as America’s first permanent settlement. A number of English settlements were established along the coast of Maine in the 1620s, although the rugged climate, deprivations and Indian attacks wiped out many of them over the years. As Maine entered the 18th century, only a half dozen settlements still survived. American and British forces contended for Maine's territory during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Because it was physically separated from the rest of Massachusetts (properly speaking, the Department of Maine was an exclave of Massachusetts) and because it was growing in population at a rapid rate, Maine became the 23rd state on March 15, 1820 as a component of the Missouri Compromise. The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ... Events January 14 – Hampton Court conference with James I of England, the Anglican bishops and representatives of Puritans September 20 – Capture of Ostend by Spanish forces under Ambrosio Spinola after a three year siege. ... The 1606 grants by James I to the London and Plymouth companies. ... Year 1607 (MDCVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... At Jamestown Settlement, replicas of Christopher Newports 3 ships are docked in the harbour. ... “Lost Colony” redirects here. ... The site of the 1607 Popham Colony in present-day Maine is shown by Po on the map. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... This article is about the U.S. – U.K. war. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... D is Bs exclave, but is not an enclave. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The United States in 1820. ...

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Origin of the name

There continues to be much interest in the origin of the name of Maine, as there is not a definitive answer. The Maine legislature in 2002 adopted a resolution establishing Franco-American Day which stated that the state was named after the ancient French province of Maine.[2] Other theories mention earlier places with similar names, or claim it's a nautical reference to the mainland.[3] Whatever the origin, the name was fixed in 1665 when the King's Commissioners ordered that the "Province of Maine" be entered from then on in official records.[4] Year 1665 (MDCLXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Geography

See also: List of Maine counties and List of Maine rivers

To the south and east is the Atlantic Ocean, and to the north and northeast is New Brunswick, a province of Canada. The Canadian province of Quebec is to the northwest. Maine is both the northernmost state in New England and the largest, accounting for nearly half the region's entire land area. Maine also has the distinction of being the only state to border just one other state (New Hampshire to the west). The municipalities of Eastport and Lubec are, respectively, the easternmost city and town in the 48 contiguous states. Maine's Moosehead Lake is the largest lake in New England (Lake Champlain being partially in New York). Mount Katahdin is both the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, which extends to Springer Mountain, Georgia, and the southern terminus of the new International Appalachian Trail, which, when complete, will run to Belle Isle, Newfoundland and Labrador. List of Maine counties: Maine counties Androscoggin County: formed in 1854 from parts of Cumberland County, Kennebec County, Lincoln County, and Oxford County. ... This is a partial list of rivers in the state of Maine in the United States. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... Eastport is a city in Washington County, Maine, United States. ... Lubec is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Map of Moosehead Lake. ... Landsat photo Lake Champlain (French: lac Champlain) is a large lake in North America, mostly within the borders of the United States (states of Vermont and New York) but partially situated across the US-Canada border in the province of Quebec. ... This article is about the state. ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. ... Springer Mountain (3,280 feet), located in the Chattahoochee National Forest in northern Georgia, is the southernmost point on and southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. ... The International Appalachian Trail (IAT; French: Sentier International des Appalaches, SIA) is a hiking trail which runs from the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail at Mount Katahdin, Maine to the northernmost tip of the Appalachian Mountains at Belle Isle, Newfoundland and Labrador. ... An island, 52 square kilometres in area, 16 km long and 5 km wide, located at 52º01N latitude 55º17W longitude. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...

Maine
Maine

Maine also has several unique geographical features. Machias Seal Island and North Rock, off its easternmost point, are claimed by both the U.S. and Canada and are within one of four areas between the two countries whose sovereignty is still in dispute, but is the only one of the disputed areas containing land. Also in this easternmost area is the Old Sow, the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere. File links The following pages link to this file: Maine Categories: National Atlas images | Maine maps ... File links The following pages link to this file: Maine Categories: National Atlas images | Maine maps ... Machias Seal Island is an island located at 44° 30′10″N, 67° 06′10″W. Sovereignty of the island is under dispute with ownership claimed by both Canada and the United States. ... North Rock is an offshore rock to the east of the North American continent, adjacent to the Canadian province of New Brunswick and the U.S. state of Maine. ... Although Canada and the United States share the longest non-militarized border between two countries, there are five areas that are of disputed ownership. ... The Old Sow is the name of the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere located off the southwestern shore of Deer Island, New Brunswick between the island and Eastport, Maine. ... This article is about tides in the ocean. ... Saltstraumen whirlpool A whirlpool in a glass of water A whirlpool is a large, swirling body of water produced by ocean tides. ... The geographical western hemisphere of Earth, highlighted in yellow. ...


Maine is the most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi River. It is called the Pine Tree State; ninety percent of its land is forested. In the forested areas of the interior there is much uninhabited land, some of which does not have formal political organization into local units. For example, the Northwest Aroostook, Maine unorganized territory in the northern part of the state has an area of 2,668 square miles (6,910 km²) and a population of 27, or one person for every 100 square miles (255 km²). For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames -- both official and traditional (official state nicknames are in bold). ... h4Ck3d bY tH3 l33t-SteR ... The term unorganized territories has several connotations depending the exact usage and context. ...

The rocky coast around Kennebunk.
The rocky coast around Kennebunk.

Maine is equally well known for its dramatic ocean scenery, with almost 3,500 miles (5,600 km) of shoreline[2]. West Quoddy Head is the easternmost piece of land in the contiguous 48 United States. Along the famous rock-bound coast of Maine are lighthouses, sandy beaches, quiet fishing villages and thousands of offshore islands, including the Isles of Shoals, which straddle the New Hampshire border. Jagged rocks and cliffs and thousands of bays and inlets add to the rugged beauty of Maine's coast. Just inland, by contrast, are sparkling lakes, rushing rivers, green forests and towering mountains. This visual contrast, forested slopes sweeping down to the sea, has been aptly summed up by American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay of Rockland and Camden, Maine in "Renascence": Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2848x2136, 2913 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Maine User:Fundamentaldan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2848x2136, 2913 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Maine User:Fundamentaldan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... West Quoddy Head Lighthouse West Quoddy Head in Lubec, Maine is the easternmost point of the 48 contiguous states in the United States. ... Isles of Shoals The Isles of Shoals are a group of nine small islands situated approximately 16 km (10 miles) off the east coast of the USA, straddling the border of the states of New Hampshire and Maine. ... Edna St. ... Camden, Maine Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. ...

"All I could see from where I stood
was three long mountains and a wood
I turned and looked the other way
and saw three islands and a bay"

More prosaic geologists describe this type of landscape as a drowned coast, where a rising sea level has invaded former land features, creating bays out of valleys and islands out of mountain tops. A rise in the elevation of the land, due to the melting of heavy glacier ice, caused a slight rebounding effect of underlying rock; however, this land rise was not strong enough to eliminate all the effect of the rising sea level and its invasion of former land features.


Millions of people have enjoyed this coastal scenery at Maine's Acadia National Park, the only national park in New England. Acadia National Park preserves much of Mount Desert Island, and associated smaller islands, off the Atlantic coast of Maine. ...

Boothbay Harbor

Areas under the protection and management of the National Park Service include: Image File history File links This is an image of Boothbay Harbor taken early one summer morning at low tide Image made by Robert Swanson File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links This is an image of Boothbay Harbor taken early one summer morning at low tide Image made by Robert Swanson File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ...

1936 photo of the wharf Bar Harbor is a town located in Hancock County, Maine. ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail, is a 2,174 mile (3500 km) marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, running from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. ... Roosevelt Campobello International Park preserves the house and surrounding landscape of the Roosevelt summer retreat where, in August 1921, future president Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with poliomyelitis at the age of 39. ... See also Saint Croix an island in the United States Virgin Islands Saint Croix Island, or Dochet Island as it is called today, is a small uninhabited island in Maine located at 45º 07 42 N latitude, 067º 08 02 W longitude, near the mouth of the Saint Croix River... Calais is a city in the state of Maine in the United States on the St. ...

Climate

Maine experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb), with warm (although generally not hot), humid summers. Winters are cold and snowy throughout the state, and are especially severe in the northern parts of Maine. Coastal areas are moderated somewhat by the Atlantic Ocean. Daytime highs are generally in the 75-80 °F (24-27 °C) range throughout the state in July, with overnight lows in the high 50s°F (around 15 °C). January temperatures range from highs near 32 °F, (0 °C) on the southern coast to overnight lows below 0 °F (-18 °C) in the far north. The humid continental climate is a climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ... The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ...


Maine, on occasion, is affected by hurricanes and tropical storms although by the time they reach the state, many have become extratropical and few hurricanes have made landfall in Maine. Maine has fewer days of thunderstorms than any other state east of the Rockies, with most of the state averaging less than 20 days of thunderstorms a year. Tornadoes are rare in Maine with the state averaging less than 2 a year, mostly occurring in the southern part of the state.[5] This article is about weather phenomena. ... Extratropical is a term used in advisories and tropical summaries to indicate that a cyclone has lost its tropical characteristics. ... Rocky Mountain National Park (photo courtesy of NPS) View of Colorado Rockies. ...

Monthly Normal High and Low Temperatures (°F) For Various Maine Cities
City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Caribou 19/0 23/3 34/15 47/29 63/41 72/50 76/55 74/53 64/44 51/34 37/24 25/8
Portland 31/12 34/16 42/25 53/35 63/44 73/53 79/59 77/57 69/48 58/37 47/30 36/19
[3]

Fahrenheit is a temperature scale named after the German physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), who proposed it in 1724. ...

History

Main article: History of Maine
Maine State House, designed by Charles Bulfinch, built 1829–1832
Maine State House, designed by Charles Bulfinch, built 1829–1832

The original inhabitants of the territory that is now Maine were Algonquian-speaking Wabanaki peoples including the Abenaki, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscots. The first European settlement in Maine was in 1604 by a French party that included Samuel de Champlain, the noted explorer. The French named the entire area, including the portion that later became the State of Maine, Acadia. English colonists sponsored by the Plymouth Company settled in 1607. The coastal areas of western Maine first became the Province of Maine in a 1622 land patent. Eastern Maine north of the Kennebec River was more sparsely settled and was known in the 17th century as the Territory of Sagadahock. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x2000, 1286 KB) Maine State House, State & Capitol Streets, Augusta, Kennebec County, ME Main (South) elevation August 1965 Photographer Jack E. Boucher Original file 17MB TIFF file, corrected, cropped, denoised, converted to JPEG File links The following pages link to this... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x2000, 1286 KB) Maine State House, State & Capitol Streets, Augusta, Kennebec County, ME Main (South) elevation August 1965 Photographer Jack E. Boucher Original file 17MB TIFF file, corrected, cropped, denoised, converted to JPEG File links The following pages link to this... The Massachusetts State House, designed by Charles Bulfinch and completed in 1798. ... ... The Abenaki (also Wabanuok or Wabanaki) are a tribe of Native Americans/First Nations belonging to the Algonquian peoples of northeastern North America. ... Passamaquoddy Territory The Passamaquoddy (Peskotomuhkati or Pestomuhkati in the Passamaquoddy language) are a Native American/First Nations people who live in northeastern North America, primarily in Maine and New Brunswick. ... Seal of the Penobscot Indian Nation of Maine For other uses, see Penobscot (disambiguation). ... Statue symbolizing Samuel de Champlain in Ottawa. ... Flag History  - Established 1604  - English conquest 1713 Acadia (1754) Acadia (in the French language lAcadie) was the name given to a colonial territory in northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day New England, stretching as far south as Philadelphia. ... The 1606 grants by James I to the London and Plymouth companies. ... The 1622 grant of the Province of Maine is shown outlined in blue. ... The course of the Kennebec River The Kennebec River is a river, 150 mi (240 km) long, in the state of Maine in the northeastern United States. ... The Territory of Sagahadock included the eastern part of Maine, which was more sparsely settled than the west; the area included was the area east of the Kennebec River. ...


The province within its current boundaries became part of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1652. Maine was much fought over by the French and English during the 17th and early 18th centuries. After the defeat of the French in the 1740s, the territory from the Penobscot River east fell under the nominal authority of the Province of Nova Scotia, and together with present day New Brunswick formed the Nova Scotia county of Sunbury, with its court of general sessions at Campobello. American and British forces contended for Maine's territory during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The treaty concluding revolution was ambiguous about Maine's boundary with British North America. The territory of Maine was confirmed as part of Massachusetts when the United States was formed, although the final border with British territory was not established until the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842. (Indeed, in 1839 Governor Fairfield declared war on England over a boundary dispute between New Brunswick and northern Maine[citation needed]. Known as the Aroostook War, this is the only time a state has declared war on a foreign power[citation needed]. The dispute was settled, however, before any blood was shed.) Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Sunbury County was a county in the crown colony of Nova Scotia from 1765 to 1784. ... British North America consisted of the loyalist colonies and territories (i. ... The Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed August 9, 1842, settled the dispute over the location of the Maine-New Brunswick border between the United States and Great Britain and the shared use of the Great Lakes. ... Combatants United States of America British Empire/British North America Strength 3,000–10,000 3,000–10,000 Casualties 38 incidental deaths The Aroostook War, also called the Pork and Beans War,the Lumberjacks War or the Northeastern Boundary Dispute, was an undeclared confrontation in 1838-39 between...


Because it was physically separated from the rest of Massachusetts and was growing in population at a rapid rate, Maine became the 23rd state on March 15, 1820 through the Missouri Compromise. This compromise allowed admitting both Maine and Missouri (in 1821) into the union while keeping a balance between slave and free states. Maine's original capital was Portland until 1832, when it was moved to Augusta. is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The free and slave states as of 1861, with free states in blue and slave states in red. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 96,540
1800 151,719 57.2%
1810 228,705 50.7%
1820 298,335 30.4%
1830 399,455 33.9%
1840 501,793 25.6%
1850 583,169 16.2%
1860 628,279 7.7%
1870 626,915 -0.2%
1880 648,936 3.5%
1890 661,086 1.9%
1900 694,466 5.0%
1910 742,371 6.9%
1920 768,014 3.5%
1930 797,423 3.8%
1940 847,226 6.2%
1950 913,774 7.9%
1960 969,265 6.1%
1970 992,048 2.4%
1980 1,124,660 13.4%
1990 1,227,928 9.2%
2000 1,274,923 3.8%

As of 2005, Maine has an estimated population of 1,321,505, which is an increase of 6,520, or 0.5%, from the prior year and an increase of 46,582, or 3.7%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 6,413 people (that is 71,276 births minus 64,863 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 41,808 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 5,004 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 36,804 people. The United States Census of 1790 was the first Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1800 was the second Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1810 was the third Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1820 was the fourth Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1830 was the fifth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Maine is a popular tourist destination, but it also experiences harsh winters and, consequently, the great temporary influx of visitors occurs during the warmer months. Many of these visitors establish an alternate secondary residence in Maine during some or all warm months and then depart for their primary residence in the off-season. These are the summer people of Maine lore, often referred to, along with all other out-of-staters, as "flatlanders". Official census figures normally count a person as a resident only once, at the place of the primary home. Therefore, there are some situations in which official census figures could be misleading for Maine. For example, some communities may have a much larger seasonal retail sector than their official, small population figure would imply.


The mean population center of Maine is located in Kennebec County, in or near the town of Mount Vernon.[6] The Greater Portland metropolitan area is the most densely populated with nearly 20% of Maine's population.[7]. As explained in detail under "Geography", there are large tracts of uninhabited land in some remote parts of the interior. Kennebec County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Mount Vernon is a town located in Kennebec County, Maine. ...

Maine Population Density Map

Image File history File links Maine_population_map. ... Image File history File links Maine_population_map. ...

Race, ancestry, and language

Demographics of Maine (csv)
By race White Black AIAN Asian NHPI
AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native   -   NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
2000 (total population) 98.08% 0.77% 1.03% 0.93% 0.06%
2000 (Hispanic only) 0.66% 0.06% 0.03% 0.02% 0.01%
2005 (total population) 97.81% 1.02% 1.00% 1.06% 0.06%
2005 (Hispanic only) 0.91% 0.07% 0.03% 0.02% 0.00%
Growth 2000-2005 (total population) 3.37% 37.45% 0.77% 17.68% 2.76%
Growth 2000-2005 (non-Hispanic only) 3.09% 38.61% 0.95% 18.10% 9.48%
Growth 2000-2005 (Hispanic only) 44.03% 22.69% -5.57% -3.52% -43.56%

The largest ancestries in the state are: English, Scottish, and other British (30.8%), French or French Canadian (22.8%), Irish (15.1%), American (9.4%), and German (6.7%). It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... A French American or Franco-American is a citizen of the United States of America of French descent and heritage. ...


Maine is second only to New Hampshire in the percentage of French Americans among U.S. states. It also has the largest percentage of non-Hispanic whites of any state and the highest percentage of current French-speakers. Franco-Mainers tended to settle in rural northern Maine (particularly Aroostook County) and the industrial cities of inland Maine (especially Lewiston) whereas much of the midcoast and downeast sections remain strongly Anglo. Smaller numbers of various other groups, including Italian and Polish settled throughout the state. The term white American (often used interchangeably with Caucasian American[3] and within the United States simply white[4]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European, Middle Eastern, and North African descent residing in the United States. ...


The 2000 Census reported 92.25% of Maine residents age 5 and older speak English at home. Census figures show Maine has a greater proportion of people speaking French at home than any other state in the nation, a result of Maine's large French-Canadian community, who migrated from adjacent Quebec and New Brunswick. 5.28% of Maine households are French-speaking, compared with 4.68% in Louisiana. Spanish is the third most spoken language at 0.79%, followed by German at 0.33% and Italian at 0.12% [4]. This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Religion

The religious affiliations of the people of Maine are shown below:

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Economy

The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Maine's total gross state product for 2003 was US$41 billion. Its per capita personal income for 2003 was US$29,164, 29th in the nation. Download high resolution version (1154x1147, 132 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1154x1147, 132 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. ... The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the economy of the United States. ...


Maine's agricultural outputs include poultry, eggs, dairy products, cattle, wild blueberries, apples, maple syrup and maple sugar. Aroostook County is known for its potato crops. Commercial fishing, once a mainstay of the state's economy, maintains a presence, particularly lobstering and groundfishing. Western Maine aquifers and springs are a major source of bottled water. Maine's industrial outputs consist chiefly of paper, lumber and wood products, electronic equipment, leather products, food products, textiles, and bio-technology. Naval shipbuilding and construction remain key as well, with Bath Iron Works in Bath and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery. Naval Air Station Brunswick is also in Maine, and serves as a large support base for the U.S. Navy. However, the BRAC campaign recommended Brunswick's closing, despite a recent government-funded effort to upgrade its facilities. This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Maple sugar is created when the blood of the dingo is boiled for longer than is needed to create maple syrup or [maple toffee. ... Aroostook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... For other uses, see Potato (disambiguation). ... Fishing industry is the commercial activity of fishing and producing fish and other seafood products. ... Bath Iron Works from NAS Brunswick photo gallery Bath Iron Works (BIW) is a shipyard located on the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine. ... Portsmouth Naval Shipyard The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard for building, remodeling, and repairing the Navys ships. ... Naval Air Station Brunswick is a United States Navy airfield in Brunswick, Maine—the only one in New England. ... Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is a process of the United States federal government directed at the administration and operation of the US Armed Forces, used by the United States Department of Defense and Congress to close excess military installations and realign the total asset inventory in order to save...


Tourism and outdoor recreation play a major and increasingly important role in Maine's economy. The state is a popular destination for sport hunting (particularly deer, moose and bear), sport fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, boating, camping and hiking, among other activities. This article is about the hunting of prey by human society. ... Sport fishing is a popular attraction in Cabo San Lucas Sport fishing is a term (often used interchangeably with game fishing) that describes recreational fishing where the primary reward is the challenge of finding and catching the fish rather than the culinary or financial value of the fishs flesh. ... A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... Car camping is camping in a tent, but nearby the car for easier access and for supply storage. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ...


Maine ports play a key role in national transportation. Beginning around 1880, Portland's rail link and ice-free port made it Canada's principal winter port, until the aggressive development of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the mid-1900s. In 2001, Maine's largest city of Portland surpassed Boston as New England's busiest port (by tonnage), due to its ability to handle large tankers. Maine's Portland International Jetport was recently expanded, providing the state with increased air traffic from carriers such as JetBlue. A warm water port is a port where the water does not freeze (rendering it unusable) in the winter. ... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: urban area 79. ... “Boston” redirects here. ... PWM logo Portland International Jetport (IATA: PWM, ICAO: KPWM) is a public airport located 2 miles (3 km) west of Portland, in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... jetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) is an American low-cost airline. ...


Maine has very few large companies that maintain headquarters in the state, and fewer than before due to consolidations and mergers, particularly in the pulp and paper industry. Some of the larger companies that do maintain headquarters in Maine include Fairchild Semiconductor in South Portland; IDEXX Laboratories, in Westbrook; Unum, in Portland; L.L. Bean in Freeport; and Delorme, in Yarmouth. Maine is also the home of The Jackson Laboratory, the world's largest non-profit mammalian genetic research facility and the world's largest supplier of genetically purebred mice. Fairchild Semiconductor introduced the first commercially available integrated circuit (although at almost the same time as one from Texas Instruments), and would go on to become one of the major players in the evolution of Silicon Valley in the 1960s. ... IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. ... Unum or UNM NYSE: UNM is a Chattanooga, Tennessee based insurance company previously named UnumProvident, which was formed from the merger of two competing insurance companies, Unum of Portland, Maine and Provident of Chattanooga, TN. It is currently the largest disability insurance company worldwide. ... L.L. Bean is a retail and catalog company based in Freeport, Maine, specializing in outdoor equipment and clothing. ... Eartha at night DeLorme is a topographic and road mapping company based in Yarmouth, Maine, United States. ... The Jackson Laboratory was founded in Bar Harbor, Maine in 1929 by C. C. Little. ...


Maine has an income tax structure containing 4 brackets, which range from 2% to 8.5% of personal income. Maine's general sales tax rate is 5%. The state also levies charges of 7% on lodging and prepared food and 10% on short-term auto rentals. Commercial sellers of blueberries, a Maine staple, must keep records of their transactions and pay the state 1.5 cents per pound ($1.50 per 100 pounds) of the fruit sold each season. All real and tangible personal property located in the state of Maine is taxable unless specifically exempted by statute. The administration of property taxes is handled by the local assessor in incorporated cities and towns, while property taxes in the unorganized territories are handled by the State Tax Assessor. Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... Personal property is a type of property. ...


Transportation

Airports

Maine receives passenger jet service at its two largest airports, the Portland International Jetport in Portland, and the Bangor International Airport in Bangor. Both are served daily by many major airlines to destinations such as New York, Atlanta, and Orlando. Essential Air Service also subsidizes service to a number of smaller airports in Maine, bringing small turboprop aircraft to regional airports such as the Augusta State Airport, Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, Knox County Regional Airport, and the Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque Isle. These airports are served by US Airways Express with small 19 to 30 seat planes. Many smaller airports are scattered throughout Maine, only serving general aviation traffic. The de Havilland Comet 1, G-ALYP - The first production Comet. ... PWM logo Portland International Jetport (IATA: PWM, ICAO: KPWM) is a public airport located 2 miles (3 km) west of Portland, in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... Bangor International Airport (IATA: BGR, ICAO: KBGR) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) west in the city of Bangor, in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... The Airline Deregulation Act, passed in 1978, gave US airlines almost total freedom to determine which markets to serve domestically and what fares to charge for that service. ... A schematic diagram showing the operation of a turboprop engine. ... Augusta Airport during or before the Second World War. ... Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport is located in Trenton, Maine. ... Knox County Regional Airport, is located in Owls Head, Maine. ... Landing runway 1 at PQI. Northern Maine Regional, as depicted in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ... General aviation (abbr. ...


Highways

Interstate 95 runs through Maine, as well as its easterly branch I-295. In addition, U.S. Route 1 starts in Maine and runs to Florida. The eastern terminus of the eastern section of U.S. Route 2 starts in Houlton, near the New Brunswick, Canada border to Rouses Point, New York, at US 11 . There is also another US 2A connecting Old Town and Orono, Maine, primarily serving the University of Maine campus. U.S. Route 2, Route 6 and Route 9 are often used by truckers and other motorists of the Maritime Provinces en route to other destinations in the United States or as a short cut to Central Canada. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 795 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1207 pixel, file size: 272 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken from the Bucksport, Maine waterfront on May 13, 2007 by SarekOfVulcan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 795 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1207 pixel, file size: 272 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken from the Bucksport, Maine waterfront on May 13, 2007 by SarekOfVulcan. ... The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory is a cable-stayed bridge over the Penobscot River in Bucksport, Maine. ... Interstate 95 is 305 miles long in the state of Maine, running from the New Hampshire border at Kittery to the Canadian border at Houlton. ... Interstate 295 (abbreviated I-295) is a 52 mile-long connector in the U.S. state of Maine from I-95 in Scarborough to I-95 in Gardiner. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States Highway. ... Rouses Point is a village located in Clinton County, New York. ... U.S. Route 11 is a north-south United States highway extending 1,645 miles[1] (2,647 km) across the eastern United States. ... The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ... State Route 6 is part of Maines system of numbered state highways, running from the Quebec border in Sandy Bay Township, to the New Brunswick border in Vanceboro. ... Maine State Route 9 runs from the New Hampsire border in Berwick, Maine in the west to the international border with Calais, New Brunswick in Canada at the eastern terminus. ... The Maritimes or Maritime provinces are a region of Canada on the Atlantic coast, consisting of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. ... Central Canada, defined politically. ...


Rail

Passenger

The Downeaster

The Downeaster passenger train, operated by Amtrak, provides passenger service between Portland and Boston's North Station, with stops in Old Orchard Beach, Saco, and Wells. The Downeaster makes five southbound trips and five northbound trips every day. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (498x693, 160 KB) A southbound Amtrak Downeaster train passes through the village of Ocean Park, Maine, headed for Saco, Wells, and points south. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (498x693, 160 KB) A southbound Amtrak Downeaster train passes through the village of Ocean Park, Maine, headed for Saco, Wells, and points south. ... The Downeaster is a 116-mile (187 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak, connecting North Station in Boston, Massachusetts to Portland, Maine. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ...


Seasonal passenger excursions between Brunswick and Rockland are operated by the Maine Eastern Railroad, which leases the state-owned Rockland Branch rail corridor.


Freight

Freight service throughout the state is provided by a handful of regional and shortline carriers: Pan Am Railways (formerly known as Guilford Rail System), which operates the former Boston & Maine and Maine Central railroads; St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad; Maine Eastern Railroad; Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway; and New Brunswick Southern Railway. Pan Am Railways boxcar at Rigby Yard, South Portland, ME, August 2006. ... 1898 map The Boston and Maine Railroad (AAR reporting marks BM), also known by the abbreviation B&M, was the dominant railroad of the northern New England region of the United States for a century. ... 1923 map The Maine Central Railroad was a railroad in central Maine. ... The St. ... The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (AAR reporting mark: MMA) is a regional freight railroad operating in the U.S. states of Maine and Vermont and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec. ... The New Brunswick Southern Railway (NBSR) is a 84 mile railway operating in New Brunswick between Saint John and the Canada-U.S. border at McAdam. ...


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Law and government

See also: List of Governors of Maine, U.S. Senators from Maine, List of Maine State Senators, and As Maine goes, so goes the nation

The Maine Constitution structures Maine's state government, composed of three co-equal branches - the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The state of Maine also has three Constitutional Officers (the Secretary of State, the State Treasurer, and the State Attorney General) and one Statutory Officer (the State Auditor). This is a list of Governors of Maine since statehood in 1820. ... Maine was admitted to the Union on March 15, 1820. ... The Maine State Senate has 35 members each elected to two-year terms. ... As Maine goes, so goes the nation is a phrase that at one time was in wide currency in United States politics. ... The Maine Constitution established the State of Maine in 1820 and is the fundamental governing document of the state. ...


The legislative branch is the Maine Legislature, a bicameral body composed of the Maine House of Representatives, with 151 members, and the Maine Senate, with 35 members. The Legislature is charged with introducing and passing laws. The Maine Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maine. ... The debating chamber of the Maine House of Representatives inside the State House The Maine House of Representatives is the lower house of the Maine Legislature. ... The debating chamber of the Maine Senate in the State House in Augusta The Maine Senate is the upper house of the Maine Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maine. ...


The executive branch is responsible for the execution of the laws created by the Legislature and is headed by the Governor of Maine (currently John Baldacci, a Democrat). The Governor is elected every four years; no individual may serve more than two consecutive terms in this office. The current attorney general of Maine is G. Steven Rowe. As with other state legislatures, the Maine Legislature can by a two-thirds majority vote from both the House and Senate override a gubernatorial veto. The executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law and running the day-to-day affairs of the government or state. ... This is a list of Governors of Maine since statehood in 1820. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... G. Steven Rowe is the current attorney general of the state of Maine, United States, since 2001. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the...


The judicial branch is responsible for interpreting state laws. The highest court of the state is the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The lower courts are the District Court, Superior Court and Probate Court. All judges except for probate judges serve full-time; are nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature for terms of seven years. Probate judges serve part-time and are elected by the voters of each county for four-year terms. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is the highest court in Maines judicial system. ... The Maine Superior Court is the trial court of Maines judicial system. ...


State and local politics

In state general elections, Maine voters tend to accept independent and third-party candidates more frequently than most states. Maine has had two independent governors recently (James B. Longley, 1975–1979 and Angus King, 1995–2003). The Green Party candidate won nine percent of the vote in the 2002 gubernatorial election, more than in any election for a statewide office for that party until the 2006 Illinois gubernatorial election. The locally organized Maine Green Independent Party also elected John Eder to the office of State Representative in the Maine House of Representatives, the highest elected Green official nationwide. Pat LaMarche, 2004 Green Party vice-presidential candidate, resides in the southern coastal town of Yarmouth. Maine state politicians, Republicans and Democrats alike, are noted for having more moderate views than many in the national wings of their respective parties. A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. ... James Bernard Longley (April 22, 1924-August 16, 1980), U.S. politician, He served as Governor of Maine from 1975 to 1979, and was the first Independent to serve as the states Governor. ... Angus King Angus S. King, Jr. ... In American politics, the Green Party is a third party which has been active in some areas since the 1980s, but first gained widespread public attention for Ralph Naders presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. ... The Maine Green Independent Party is the oldest state Green party in the United States. ... John Eder (born January 18, 1969) is a Green Party Leader, social activist, and American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Presidential election results map. ... Yarmouth is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ...


Maine is an Alcoholic beverage control state. Map of Alcoholic Beverage Control States, current as of February 2006. ...

See also: Maine gubernatorial election, 2006

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Federal politics

Maine's federal politics are notable and are dramatic for several reasons. In the 1930s, it was one of very few states which remained dominated by the Republican Party. In the 1936 Presidential election, Franklin D. Roosevelt received the electoral votes of every state other than Maine and Vermont. In the 1960s, Maine began to lean toward the Democrats, especially in Presidential elections. In 1968, Hubert Humphrey became just the second Democrat in half a century to carry Maine thanks to the presence of his running mate, Maine Senator Edmund Muskie. Maine has since become a left-leaning swing state and has voted Democratic in four successive Presidential elections, casting its votes for Bill Clinton twice, Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry (with 53.6% of the vote) in 2004. Republican strength is greatest in Washington and Piscataquis counties. Though Democrats have carried the state in presidential elections in recent years, Republicans have largely maintained their control of the state's U.S. Senate seats, with Ed Muskie, William Hathaway and George Mitchell being the only Maine Democrats serving in the U.S. Senate in the past fifty years. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... FDR redirects here. ... The United States Electoral College is the electoral college that chooses the President and Vice President of the United States at the conclusion of each Presidential election. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... For other uses, see Hubert Humphrey (disambiguation). ... Edmund Muskie (March 28, 1914 – March 26, 1996) was an American Democratic politician from Maine. ... This article is about the US political term. ... Order: 42nd President Term of Office: January 20, 1993–January 20, 2001 Preceded by: George H. W. Bush Succeeded by: George W. Bush Date of birth: August 19, 1946 Place of birth: Hope, Arkansas Date of death: Place of death: First Lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton Political party: Democratic Vice... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... Presidential election results map. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Edmund Muskie Edmund Sixtus Muskie (Edmund Marciszewski) (March 28, 1914–March 26, 1996) was a Polish-American politician from Maine. ... Categories: Stub | 1924 births | United States Senators ... George Mitchell may refer to: George Mitchell (actor) (died 1972), actor whose a last major role was comic relief as the cantankerous survivor Jackson in The Andromeda Strain (film) George Mitchell (musician) (1917–2002), Scottish musician George Mitchell (Rhodesia) (1867–1937), Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia George Mitchell (surveyor) (died...


The Reform Party of Ross Perot achieved a great deal of success in Maine in the presidential elections of 1992 and 1996: in 1992 Perot came in second to Bill Clinton, despite the longtime presence of the Bush family summer home in Kennebunkport, and in 1996, Maine was again Perot's best state. The Reform Party of the United States of America (abbreviated Reform Party USA or RPUSA) is a political party in the United States, founded by Ross Perot in 1995 under the belief that Americans were disillusioned with the state of politics--as being corrupt and unable to deal with vital... Henry Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Boats on the Kennebunk River between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Kennebunkport is a town located in York County, Maine. ...


Since 1969, two of Maine's four electoral votes are awarded based on the winner of the statewide election. The other two go to the highest vote-winner in each of the state's two congressional districts.


Famous politicians from Maine include James Blaine, Thomas Brackett Reed, Edmund Muskie, Margaret Chase Smith, William Cohen, George J. Mitchell Olympia Snowe, Hannibal Hamlin, Susan Collins, Owen Brewster, and Percival Baxter. James G. Blaine James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830–January 27, 1893) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from Maine and a two-time United States Secretary of State. ... Thomas Brackett Reed, (October 18, 1839 – December 7, 1902), occasionally ridiculed as Czar Reed, was a U.S. Representative from Maine, and Speaker of the House from 1889–1891 and from 1895–1899. ... Edmund Muskie (March 28, 1914 – March 26, 1996) was an American Democratic politician from Maine. ... Margaret Chase Smith (December 14, 1897–May 29, 1995) was a Republican Senator from Maine, and one of the most successful politicians in Maine history. ... William Sebastian Cohen (1940- ) is an author and American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. ... For other persons with a similar name, see George Mitchell George John Mitchell, GBE (born August 20, 1933) is a former Democratic Party politician and United States Senator from the state of Maine, and currently serves as Chairman of the global law firm DLA Piper US LLP and also as... Olympia Jean Bouchles Snowe (born February 21, 1947 in Augusta, Maine) is a Republican politician and the senior United States Senator from Maine. ... Hannibal Hamlin (August 27, 1809 – July 4, 1891) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. ... Owen Brewster Ralph Owen Brewster (February 22, 1888–December 25, 1961) was an American politician from Maine. ... Baxter with his Irish Setter Garry Owen Percival Proctor Baxter (November 22, 1876 – June 12, 1969) was a Republican governor of the U.S. state of Maine who served from 1921 to 1925. ...


Maine's U.S. senators are Republicans Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. The state's two members of the U.S. House of Representatives are Democrats Tom Allen and Mike Michaud. The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Thomas H. (Tom) Allen (April 16, 1945- ) has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing Maines 1st congressional district (map). ... Michael H. (Mike) Michaud was born January 18, 1955 in Millinocket, Maine. ...


Municipalities

Organized municipalities

An organized municipality has a form of elected local government which administers and provides local services, keeps records, collects licensing fees, and can pass locally binding ordinances among other responsibilities of self-government. The governmental format of most organized towns and plantations is the Town Meeting while the format of most cities is the Council-Manager form. As of 2007 the organized municipalities of Maine consists of 22 cities, 432 towns, and 34 plantations. Collectively these 488 organized municipalities cover less than half of the state's territory. Maine also has 3 Reservations: Indian Island, Indian Township Reservation, and Pleasant Point Indian Reservation.[8] In the U.S. state of Maine, a plantation is a type of minor civil division falling between township (or unorganized territory) and town. ... List of cities in Maine, arranged in alphabetical order. ... This is a List of towns in Maine presented alphabetically in a table and also organized by county and listed alphabetically within that county. ... List of plantations in Maine, arranged in alphabetical order with (county) noted. ...

  • The largest municipality in Maine, by population, is the city of Portland (pop. 64,249).
  • The smallest city by population is Eastport (pop. 1,640).
  • The largest town by population is Brunswick (pop. 21,172).
  • The smallest town by population is Frye Island, a resort town which reported zero year-round population in the 2000 Census; one plantation, Glenwood Plantation, Maine, also reported a permanent population of zero.
  • In the 2000 Census, the smallest town aside from Frye Island was Centerville with a population of 26, but since that Census, Centerville voted to disincorporate and therefore is no longer a town. The next smallest town with a population listed in that Census is Beddington, (pop. 29).
  • The largest municipality by land area is the town of Allagash (128 square miles).
  • The smallest municipality by land area is the plantation of Monhegan Island (0.86 square miles).

Eastport is a city in Washington County, Maine, United States. ... Frye Island is a town in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Glenwood Plantation is a plantation located in Aroostook County, Maine. ... Centerville is a town located in Washington County, Maine. ... Allagash is a town located in Aroostook County, Maine. ... Monhegan is an island located in Lincoln County, Maine about 12 NM off the coast. ...

Unorganized territory

Unorganized territory has no local government. Administration, services, licensing, and ordinances are handled by the State Government. The Unorganized Territory of Maine consists of over 400 townships (towns are incorporated, townships are unincorporated), plus many coastal islands that do not lie within any municipal bounds. The UT land area is slightly over one half the entire area of the State of Maine. Year round residents in the UT number approximately 9,000, about 1.3% of the state's total population, with many more people residing only seasonally within the UT. Only four of Maine's sixteen counties are entirely incorporated, although a few others are nearly so, and most of the unincorporated area is in the vast and sparsely populated Great North Woods of Maine.[9] The Maine North Woods is the northern geographic area of the state of Maine. ...


Most populous cities and towns

Fact Finder US Census Maine Portland:

The 49 most populous cities and towns as of the year 2000 US Census
Portland
(64,249)
Lewiston
(35,690)
Bangor
(31,473)
South Portland
(23,324)
Auburn
(23,203)
Brunswick
(21,172)
Biddeford
(20,942)
Sanford
(20,806)
Augusta
(18,560)
Scarborough
(16,970)
Saco
(16,822)
Westbrook
(16,142)
Waterville
(15,605)
Windham
(14,904)
Gorham
(14,141)
York
(12,854)
Kennebunk
(10,476)
Falmouth
(10,310)
Kittery
(9,543)
Presque Isle
(9,511)
Wells
(9,400)
Standish
(9,285)
Bath
(9,266)
Orono
(9,112)
Topsham
(9,100)
Lisbon
(9,077)
Cape Elizabeth
(9,068)
Brewer
(8,987)
Old Orchard Beach
(8,856)
Skowhegan
(8,824)
Yarmouth
(8,360)
Caribou
(8,312)
Old Town
(8,130)
Freeport
(7,800)
Winslow
(7,743)
Rockland
(7,609)
Buxton
(7,452)
Farmington
(7,410)
Cumberland
(7,159)
Gray
(6,820)
South Berwick
(6,671)
Fairfield
(6,573)
Houlton
(6,476)
Rumford
(6,472)
Ellsworth
(6,456)
Belfast
(6,381)
Berwick
(6,353)
Hampden
(6,327)
Winthrop
(6,232)

Throughout Maine, many municipalities, although each separate governmental entities, never-the-less form portions of a much larger population base. There are many such population clusters throughout Maine, but some examples from the municipalities appearing in the above listing are: Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... Main Street, also U.S. Route 202 in downtown Lewiston Coordinates: Counties Androscoggin County Area    - City 35. ... For other places with the same name, see Bangor. ... South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... Location in Androscoggin County, Maine Coordinates: Counties Androscoggin County Area    - City {{{area_total}}} km²  - Land 59. ... Seal of Brunswick, ME Brunswick is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... City Hall in 2005 Biddeford is a city in York County, Maine, United States. ... Location of town of Sanford in map of Maine Sanford is a town and a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Maine, United States. ... Location in Kennebec County, Maine Coordinates: , County Established 1754 Government  - Mayor Roger J. Katz Area  - City 150. ... Scarborough is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Location of city of Saco in Maine Saco is a city in York County, Maine, United States. ... Location of city of Westbrook in map of Maine Westbrook is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... Waterville is a city in Kennebec County, Maine in the United States on the west bank of the Kennebec River. ... Windham is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Gorham is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... York is a town located in York County, Maine, United States at the southwest corner of the state. ... Kennebunk, typically pronounced /kÉ›nibʌŋk/ (KEN-ee-bunk) among locals but often /kÉ›nÉ™bʌŋk/ (KEN-uh-bunk) or /kÉ›nÉ™bʌŋk/ (ken-uh-BUNK) among people from away, is a town in York County, Maine, United States. ... Falmouth is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Location of town of Kittery in state of Maine Kittery is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Presque Isle is a city in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. ... Wells is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Standish is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... View uphill towards City Hall in Bath Bath is a city located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... Orono is a town located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Topsham is a town located in Sagadahoc County, Maine. ... Lisbon is a town located in Androscoggin County, Maine. ... Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the states most affluent municipality (per household median income) based on Census 2000 data. ... Brewer is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Pier at Old Orchard Beach Old Orchard Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Maine, United States. ... Skowhegan is a town in Somerset County, Maine, in the United States. ... Yarmouth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, located approximately ten to fifteen miles north of Portland, the states largest city. ... Trucks outside a starch factory in Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine, October 1940 Caribou is a city in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. ... Main Street in Old Town Old Town is a city in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. ... Freeport in 2003 Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... The Winslow Congregational Church on Lithgow Street Winslow is a small residential community built along the banks of Maines Kennebec River. ... Welcome to Rockland Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. ... Buxton is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Farmington is a town located in Franklin County, Maine. ... Cumberland is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... Gray is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... South Berwick is a town in York County, Maine, United States. ... Fairfield is a town located in Somerset County, Maine. ... Location of town of Houlton in state of Maine Houlton is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, on the United States-Canada border, located at . ... Paper mill along the river in Rumford Rumford is a town located in Oxford County, Maine. ... Ellsworth is a city located in Hancock County, Maine, United States. ... Location of city of Belfast in state of Maine Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States. ... Berwick is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Hampden is a town located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Winthrop is a town located in Kennebec County, Maine. ...

  • Portland, South Portland and several other surrounding communities
  • Lewiston and Auburn
  • Bangor, Orono, Brewer, Old Town, and Hampden
  • Biddeford and Saco
  • Brunswick and Topsham
  • Waterville and Winslow
  • [10]

Education

Colleges and universities

Bangor Theological Seminary is an ecumenical seminary, founded in 1814, in the Congregational tradition of the United Church of Christ. ... Bates College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1855 by abolitionists, located in Lewiston, Maine, in the United States. ... Beal College is a small college located in Bangor, Maine, USA. Founded in 1891, it specializes in associate-level degree programs in business, medical, legal and other high-demand service fields. ... Bowdoin College, founded in 1794, is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ... Colby College, founded in 1813, is an elite liberal arts college located on Mayflower Hill in Waterville, Maine. ... The College of the Atlantic, founded in 1969, is an alternative liberal-arts college located on Mount Desert Island in Bar Harbor, Maine. ... Husson College is a small college located in Bangor, Maine, USA, aptly named after its founder Chesley Husson, founded in 1898 which specializes in business and nursing. ... The Charles Q. Clapp House which houses many of MECAs adminstrative offices, pictured in 1965. ... // Founded in 1963 as Androscoggin State Vocational Institute Name changed to Central Maine Technical College in 1989 July 1, 2003 became Central Maine Community College One of seven colleges in the Maine Community College System Located in Auburn, Maine, 45 minutes north of Portland in the south central region of... Kennebec Valley Community College, one of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System, is a commuter college located on a sixty-four acre campus in Fairfield, Maine. ... // Eastern Maine Community College, formerly Eastern Maine Technical College (EMTC) and originally Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute (EMVTI), was established in 1966 by the Maine State Legislature, under the authority of the State Board of Education. ... // The campus sits on a 80-acre site overlooking Casco Bay three miles from downtown Portland. ... York County Community College is community college in Wells, Maine. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: external link only If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... Saint Josephs College of Maine is a private, Catholic liberal arts tradition college that grants four year bachelors in the regular program and bachelors and masters degrees in the distance education program. ... Thomas College is a small college located in Waterville, Maine, USA. It was founded in 1894 as a non-sectarian, co-educational college dedicated to career training. ... Unity College is a private, liberal arts college located 35 Southwest of Bangor, Maine and 25 miles from the Maine Coast, in the village of Unity. ... The University of Maine System (UMS) is a network of public universities in Maine. ... The University of Maine at Augusta, established in 1965 as a member of the University of Maine system, is the largest university in the system of eight Maine colleges. ... UMF redirects here. ... University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), is one of several University of Maine colleges. ... The University of Maine at Machias is part of the University of Maine System. ... The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ... The University of Maine at Presque Isle is part of the University of Maine System. ... The University of Maine School of Law is located in Portland, Maine and is Maines only law school. ... The University of Southern Maine (USM) is a multi-campus public university and part of the University of Maine System. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Professional sports teams

Class-Level AA Minor League affiliations Eastern League Northern Division Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Florida Marlins Name Portland Sea Dogs (1994-present) Ballpark Hadlock Field Minor League titles League titles Division titles 1995, 1996, 1997, 2005 Owner(s)/Operated By: Dan Burke Manager: Arnie Beyeler General Manager: The... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... The Portland Pirates are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, based in Portland, Maine. ... This is a list of ice hockey leagues from around the world. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Lewiston MAINEiacs are a major junior ice hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... Junior hockey is a catch-all term used to describe various levels of ice hockey competition for players generally between the ages of 16 and 20 years old1. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ...

Miscellaneous topics

  • Four U.S. Navy ships have been named USS Maine in honor of the state.
  • The noted American ecologist Rachel Carson did much of her research at one of the Maine seacoast's most characteristic features, a tide pool for her classic "The Edge of the Sea." The spot where she conducted observations is now preserved as the Rachel Carson Salt Pond Reserve at Pemaquid Point.
  • George Lorenzo Noyes, known as the thoreauvian of Maine is a noted state naturalist, mineralogist, development critic, writer and landscape artist. He lived a devout wilderness lifestyle in the mountains of Norway, Maine, expressing in is paintings his spiritual reverence for nature and writing of the values of a simple life of sustainable living.
  • Maine is the only U.S. state to have a name one syllable long; all other 49 states have at least two syllables.
  • Maine is the only U.S. state to only be bordered by one state (New Hampshire); all other 49 states have multiple or zero bordering states.
  • The town of Lubec, Maine is the eastern-most point within the contiguous United States - for more information see extreme points of the United States. Eastport, Maine is the eastern-most city in the United States.
  • Estcourt Station is Maine's northernmost point and also the northernmost point in the New England region of the United States.
  • Maine is the number one exporter of blueberries and toothpicks. The largest toothpick manufacturing plant in the United States is located in Strong, Maine. The Strong Wood Products Incorporated plant produces twenty million toothpicks a day.[11]
  • Cadillac Mountain in Bar Harbor, Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park, and Mars Hill in the town of Mars Hill each battle to be the first site in the contiguous United States to see the morning's sunlight. [5]Maine's first light depends on the time of year, as the sunrise moves from South to North. From October 7 to March 6, Cadillac Mountain is first. From March 7 to March 24, West Quoddy Head is first in the country. Warmer months, March 25 to September 18, Mars Hill sees first light. Then, when the sun starts getting lower in the sky, The country's day begins between September 19 to October 6 back at West Quoddy Head.
  • Noyes Mountain in Greenwood, Maine, and the Harvard Quarry at its summit. Excellent panoramic views and popular destination for rock and mineral collectors.
  • Maine has 62 lighthouses, of which more than 50 are still in use.
  • Maine has traditionally been a source for Maine Salmon, however economic considerations and environmental activism have caused some of the industry to move to Canada.

USN redirects here. ... Four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Maine, named for the 23rd state. ... Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings are often credited with launching the global environmental movement. ... A tide pool on Gabriola Island, British Columbia showing ochre sea stars Tide pools (also tidal pools or rock pools) are rocky pools by oceans that are filled with seawater. ... George “Shavey” Lorenzo Noyes was born in Norway, Maine on August 30, 1863 and was the son of Amos Oscar Noyes and Anna Chase Noyes. ... Table of natural history, 1728 Cyclopaedia Natural history is an umbrella term for what are now often viewed as several distinct scientific disciplines of integrative organismal biology. ... Mineralogy is an earth science that involves the chemistry, crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of minerals. ... Development criticism refers to far-reaching criticisms of modernization and its central aspects : modern technology, industrialization, capitalism and economic globalization . ... Sustainable living might best be defined as a lifestyle that could, hypothetically, be sustained unmodified for many generations without exhausting any natural resources. ... A syllable (Ancient Greek: ) is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds. ... This is a list of the extreme points of the United States, the points that are farther north, south, east, or west than any other location in the country. ... Estcourt Station, Maine (pop. ... For other uses, see Blueberry (disambiguation). ... Wood toothpicks A Toothpick A toothpick is a piece of plastic or other substance such as wood (in this case it may be known as an interdental woodstick) used to remove detritus from the teeth, usually after a meal. ... Strong is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. ... Cadillac Mountain is the highest coastal point on the East Coast of the United States, at 1,532 feet. ... Mount Katahdin is the highest mountain in Maine. ... Mount Katahdin is the highest peak in Maine. ... Mars Hill is the name of two places in the United States: Mars Hill in Maine Mars Hill in North Carolina Mars Hill is also another name for the Areopagus in classical Athens. ... Mars Hill is the name of two places in the United States: Mars Hill in Maine Mars Hill in North Carolina Mars Hill is also another name for the Areopagus in classical Athens. ... West Quoddy Head Lighthouse West Quoddy Head in Lubec, Maine is the easternmost point of the 48 contiguous states in the United States. ... Greenwood is a town located in Oxford County, Maine. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ... Maine has a tradition of having a large fishing and lobster industry. ...

State symbols

(See also: www.maine.gov portal.) Below is a list of U.S. state fruits and berries. ... For other uses, see Blueberry (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Binomial name Parus atricapillus Linnaeus, 1766 Synonyms Poecile atricapillus The Black-capped Chickadee, Parus atricapillus or Poecile atricapillus, is a small songbird, a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. ... A state mammal is the official or representative animal of a U.S. state. ... The Maine Coon is one of the largest breeds of domestic cat, known for its intelligence and playfulness as well as its distinctive physical appearance. ... This is a list of official U.S. state fish: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... The Chinook or King Salmon is the largest salmon in North America and can grow up to 58 long and 126 pounds. ... This is a list of U.S. state flowers: List of U.S. state trees Lists of U.S. state insignia ^ State Flower of Alabama. ... Binomial name L. Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) is a large pine native to eastern North America, occurring from Newfoundland west to Minnesota and southeastern Manitoba, and south along the Appalachian Mountains to the extreme north of Georgia. ... It has been suggested that List of U.S. state dinosaurs be merged into this article or section. ... List of U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones, and gemstones. ... The tourmaline mineral group is chemically one of the most complicated groups of silicate minerals. ... Genera Chimaphila Moneses Orthilia Pyrola The Pyrolaceae is a small family of plants, closely related to the heather family Ericaceae, and included in it by some botanists. ... This is a list of U.S. state insects: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Apis mellifica Linnaeus, 1761 The Western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee. ... A state mammal is the official or representative animal of a U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Moose (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Moose (disambiguation). ... Moxie, a carbonated beverage, is considered by some to be the USAs first mass produced soft drink, although both Vernors ginger ale and Hires Root Beer predate it by a decade. ... For the heavy metal band see Soil (band) Soil is the layer of minerals and organic matter, in thickness from centimetres to a metre or more, on the land surface. ... Each state in the United States (except New Jersey) has a state song, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... The Maine Christmas Song Used to play on WCSH 6 (6Alive) every Christmas. ... This List of U.S. state trees includes official trees of the following states and U.S. possessions: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia National Grove of State Trees External link USDA list of state trees and flowers Categories: U.S. state insignia | Lists of plants | Trees ... Binomial name L. Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) is a large pine native to eastern North America, occurring from Newfoundland west to Minnesota and southeastern Manitoba, and south along the Appalachian Mountains to the extreme north of Georgia. ... Here is a list of state mottos for countries and their subdivisions around the world. ...


Maine in fiction

  • The Cider House Rules, a novel by John Irving (and later a motion picture) is based in Maine and is set in fictional Maine towns such as St. Cloud's, Heart's Haven, Heart's Rock, and Three Mile Falls. Portland, a Maine city, is also mentioned.
  • "Darkness Falls", a 2003 horror film, is set in the fictional Maine town of Darkness Falls. While being filmed mostly in Australia, it includes some shots of Maine scenery.
  • H.P. Lovecraft, who set almost all of his stories in New England, occasionally mentions Maine.
  • Empire Falls, a motion picture based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, was filmed almost entirely in the Maine towns of Waterville and Skowhegan.
  • Stephen King bases much of his fiction in Maine.
  • Murder, She Wrote, a television series starring Angela Lansbury, set in the fictional Maine village of Cabot Cove.
  • "M*A*S*H", the television sit-com (1972-1983) set in the Korean War has one of its central characters, Hawkeye Pierce (Alan Alda), as a resident of Crabapple Cove, Maine.

This article is about the novel. ... John Winslow Irving (born March 2, 1942 as John Wallace Blunt, Jr. ... This article relates to the film, The Cider House Rules (film) directed by Lasse Hallström. ... Darkness Falls may refer to: In film: Darkness Falls (1999 film), starring Ray Winstone and Sherilyn Fenn Darkness Falls (2003 film), starring Chaney Kley and Emma Caulfield In other uses: Darkness Falls (The X-Files episode), an episode of The X-Files Darkness Falls (computer game), an online fantasy role... Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of fantasy, horror and science fiction, noted for combining these three genres within single narratives. ... Empire Falls is a two-part mini-series that aired on HBO in 2005. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Empire Falls is a 2001 novel written by Richard Russo set in a fictional small town in Maine. ... Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote was a popular, long-running television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. ... Angela Lansbury CBE (born October 16, 1925) is a four-time Tony-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, three-time Oscar-nominated, and eighteen-time Emmy-nominated English actress. ... Cabot Cove, Maine, is the small, fictional village in which Jessica Fletcher lives, in the popular television series Murder, She Wrote. Categories: US geography stubs | Fictional towns and cities ... M*A*S*H title screen from the television series M*A*S*H was a media franchise active, in various forms, from 1968 to 1986. ... Alan Alda (born January 28, 1936) is a five-time Emmy Award-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated American actor. ...

Famous Mainers

A citizen of Maine is known as a "Mainer," though the term "Downeaster" may be applied to residents of the northeast coast of the state. Citizens of Maine sometimes jokingly refer to themselves as "Maineiacs."

L.L.Bean, Inc. ... Milton Bradley (1836 - 1911) was a game pioneer, credited by many with launching the game industry in North America. ... Reuben Colburn, was a patriot and shipbuilder of Pittston, Maine. ... For other persons named Benedict Arnold, see Benedict Arnold (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Francis Edgar Stanley (1849-1918) was an American businessman and was the co-founder, along with his twin brother Freelan O. Stanley, of the Stanley Motor Carriage Company which built the Stanley Steamer. ... Freelan O. Stanley (1849 - 1940) was an American businessman. ... The 1923 Stanley Steam Car The Stanley (nicknamed Stanley Steamer) was a steam-powered automobile produced by the Stanley Motor Carriage Company. ... Anna Belknap (b. ... Gordon Bok is a folklorist and singer/songwriter who was born on October 31, 1939 in Pennsylvania and grew up in Camden, Maine. ... Ernest Ernie Coombs, CM (November 26, 1927–September 18, 2001) was a childrens entertainer, best known for the long-running Canadian television series Mr. ... Ernie Coombs as Mr. ... Howie Kern Day (born January 15, 1981 in Bangor, Maine) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor who first became prominent in Hollywood during the late 1980s. ... Richard Dysart (b. ... Kevin Baines Eastman (born May 30, 1962) is an American comic book artist. ... TMNT redirects here. ... For other persons named John Ford, see John Ford (disambiguation). ... Frank Fixaris (May 6, 1934 in Torrington, Connecticut–January 13, 2006 in Falmouth, Maine) was a sports broadcaster and reporter, spending the majority of his career at WGME-TV in Portland, Maine. ... Patty Griffin, born March 16, 1964, is an American singer-songwriter from Old Town, Maine, next to the Penobscot Indian reservation. ... Juliana Hatfield (born July 27, 1967 in Wiscasset, Maine, United States), is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter from the Boston area, formerly of the indie rock band Blake Babies. ... David Edward Kelley (born April 4, 1956) is a prolific multi-Emmy award winning American writer, executive producer, and creator of the well-known television series Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, and Boston Legal. ... Raycharles Ray LaMontagne (IPA pronunciation: ) (born 1974) is a folk singer-songwriter currently living in Wilton, Maine. ... Linda Lavin as Alice Hyatt on Alice. ... Bob Marley is a comedian from Biddeford, Maine. ... Judd Asher Nelson (born November 28, 1959) is an American actor and writer. ... The Brat Pack is a group of young actors and actresses who frequently appeared together in teen-oriented films in the 1980s and as well as socializing together off the set. ... Rachel Nichols in Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Rachel Emily Nichols (born January 8, 1980) is an American actress, currently known for her film work and for her portrayal of CIA agent Rachel Gibson on the ABC television series Alias. ... Shirley Lewis Povich (July 15, 1905 – June 4, 1998) became a sports columnist and reporter for the Washington Post in 1923. ... ... Tony Shalhoub (born October 9, 1953) is a three-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning American television and film actor. ... This biography does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Gary Thorne (born June 9, 1948 in Maine) is a play-by-play announcer for ESPN and ABC, working Major League Baseball, College Football and Frozen Four hockey contests. ... Liv Tyler (born Liv Rundgren, on July 1, 1977 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, New York[1]) is an American actress best known for her roles of Grace Stamper in Armageddon and Arwen in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. ... Charles Farrar Browne, (April 23, 1834 _ March 6, 1867) was a United States humorous writer, best known under his nom de plume of Artemus Ward. ... Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1909—1971) was a writer of short stories, poetry and novels, best known for his first novel, The Ox-Bow Incident. ... Thomas A. (Tom) Desjardin (born June 10, 1964) is an American historian who has written books on the American Civil War and American Revolutionary War. ... Winslow Homer Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an North American landscape painter and printmaker, most famous for his marine subjects. ... Sarah Orne Jewett Sarah Orne Jewett (September 3, 1849 – June 24, 1909) was an American author whose works were set in her native New England. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet whose works include Paul Reveres Ride, A Psalm of Life, The Song of Hiawatha and Evangeline. He also wrote the first American translation of Dante Alighieris Divine Comedy and was one of the five members... Robert McCloskey (September 14, 1914 - June 30, 2003) was an American author and illustrator of childrens books. ... Edna St. ... Ruth Moore, April 1956, Photographer Unknown. ... George “Shavey” Lorenzo Noyes was born in Norway, Maine on August 30, 1863 and was the son of Amos Oscar Noyes and Anna Chase Noyes. ... Walter Hamor Piston Jr. ... Image:Jack Kim. ... Kenneth Lewis Roberts (December 8, 1885 – July 21, 1957) was an American author of historical novels. ... Edwin Arlington Robinson Edwin Arlington Robinson (December 22, 1869 – April 6, 1935) was an American poet, who won three Pulitzer Prizes for his work. ... Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe. ... Elwyn Brooks White (July 11, 1899–October 1, 1985) was an American essayist, author, and noted prose stylist. ... Andrew Newell Wyeth (born July 12, 1917) is an American realist painter, one of the best-known of the 20th century and sometimes referred to as the Painter of the People due to his popularity with the American public. ... 12. ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. ... Percival Proctor Baxter (November 22, 1876 – June 12, 1969) was a Republican governor of the U.S. state of Maine who served from 1921 to 1925. ... James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830 – January 27, 1893) was a U.S. Representative, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, U.S. Senator from Maine and a two-time United States Secretary of State. ... Owen Brewster Ralph Owen Brewster (February 22, 1888–December 25, 1961) was an American politician from Maine. ... William Sebastian Cohen (born August 28, 1940) is an American Republican politician from Maine. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... Dorothea Lynde Dix (April 4, 1802 – July 17, 1887) was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States Congress, created the first generation of American mental asylums. ... Hannibal Hamlin (August 27, 1809 – July 4, 1891) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... For other persons with a similar name, see George Mitchell George John Mitchell, GBE (born August 20, 1933) is a former Democratic Party politician and United States Senator from the state of Maine, and currently serves as Chairman of the global law firm DLA Piper US LLP and also as... The Senate Majority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by the party conference which holds the majority in the Senate to serve as the chief Senate spokesman for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the... Edmund Muskie (March 28, 1914 – March 26, 1996) was an American Democratic politician from Maine. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... Thomas Brackett Reed, (October 18, 1839 – December 7, 1902), occasionally ridiculed as Czar Reed, was a U.S. Representative from Maine, and Speaker of the House from 1889–1891 and from 1895–1899. ... Margaret Chase Smith (December 14, 1897–May 29, 1995) was a Republican Senator from Maine, and one of the most successful politicians in Maine history. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Samantha Reed Smith (June 29, 1972 – August 25, 1985) was an American schoolgirl from Houlton, Maine who was called Americas Youngest Ambassador in the United States and the Goodwill Ambassador in the Soviet Union during her short lifetime. ... Olympia Jean Bouchles Snowe (born February 21, 1947 in Augusta, Maine) is a Republican politician and the senior United States Senator from Maine. ... 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Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Combatants USSOF, UNOSOM II, Frontier Force Regiment Somali National Alliance-affiliated militias Commanders William F. Garrison Mohamed Farrah Aidid Strength 160 5,000-10,000 Casualties U.S. 18 killed 73 wounded 1 captured Malaysia 1 killed 7 wounded Pakistan 2 wounded Militia and civilians At least 3,000[1... Portrait of Oliver O. Howard by Mathew Brady, ca. ... Howard University is a university located in Washington, D.C., USA. An historically black university, Howard was established in 1867 by congressional order and named for Oliver O. Howard. ... 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References

  1. ^ a b Elevations and Distances in the United States. U.S Geological Survey (29 April 2005). Retrieved on November 6, 2006.
  2. ^ Journal of the Senate (doc). State of Maine (2002-03-06). Retrieved on 2007-09-20. “"WHEREAS, the State of Maine is named after the Province of Maine in France..."”
  3. ^ Schroeder, Emily A.. Origin of Maine's Name. Maine State Library. Retrieved on 2007-09-20.
  4. ^ Stuart, George R. (1958). Names on the Land. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 978-0938530022. 
  5. ^ [1] NOAA National Climatic Data Center. Retrieved on October 24, 2006.
  6. ^ Population and Population Centers by State: 2000 (US Census Bureau). Retrieved on 2007-05-01.
  7. ^ City of Portland. Retrieved on 2007-05-01.
  8. ^ Maine City and Town Index
  9. ^ Maine Township Listing (Unorganized Territories)
  10. ^ Fact Finder US Census Maine Portland
  11. ^ Toothpick Capital of the World. The Center For Land Use Interpretation. Retrieved on 2007-04-21.

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