The Maine Attraction: Photo Gallery of the Pine Tree State

 
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Maine's shores protect many of the nation's oldest lighthouses. Commissioned in 1827, Pemaquid Light looks out over some of the region's rockiest shoreline.  
Credit: Tim Greenleaf 
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Many Maine communities still depend heavily on fishing, and the favorite crustacean is, of course, the lobster—today, more than 8,000 residents hold commercial lobstering licenses.  
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Cadillac Mountain on Maine's eastern seaboard, looms 1,530 feet over Acadia National Park. Many a Mainer claim the sun's first daily rays land on the peak.  
Credit: Tim Greenleaf 
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Maine's moderate summers and heavy rainfall create magnificent fall foliage that lasts throughout the entire season.  
Credit: Tim Greenleaf 
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If Maine's 5,500 miles of craggy coastline were pulled taut from Eastport, the coast would actually extend past Florida.  
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It's not uncommon for a moose to stop traffic along rural Maine roads. The total population of the beloved state animal is estimated to be about 30,000.  
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According to local lore, the sole survivor of an 18th-century shipwreck was the first European to settle along Corea Harbor. The town still earns its living in time-honored Maine fashion—lobstermen and fishing boats ply its waters.  
Credit: Tim Greenleaf 
 
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