Monday, August 15, 2016
6 rather mysterious facts about Maine
2. Two islands off the coast of Maine are claimed by both the US and Canada.
4. The state has the highest percentage of French Americans of any state and the highest number of French speakers (Louisiana is second).
Stephen King's house is in Bangor, and on the Sunday afternoon we stopped by, there was a steady stream of people taking pictures.
6. Portland, Maine's largest city, has as its motto, "resurgam" (Latin: "I will rise again"), which refers to recovery from four terrible fires. The city's seal depicts a phoenix rising from the ashes of the fire that destroyed it.