Daily Archives: March 30, 2010

Earthquake in Maine – 3.0

The New England Seismic Network at the Weston Observatory at Boston College is reporting that there was a 3.0 magnitude earthquake a couple of hours ago south of Bangor.

Here are a couple of links to find out detailed information if you want it.

NESN recent earthquakes spreadsheet: http://quake.bc.edu:8000/cgi-bin/NESN/recent_events.pl

NESN map of the epicenter location: http://quake.bc.edu:8000/cgi-bin/NESN/google_map.pl OK, the link to the map of the epicenter location doesn’t seem to be working, but if you go to the previous link, there is a “Map” link to the right of the entry for the earthquake. Click on that and you’ll find a map showing where in the state the earthquake happened.

NESN general information and earthquake history in the region: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/?regionID=19&region=Maine

Maine Geological Survey: http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/hazards/quake/quake.htm

I live in California so earthquakes are a part of life, but the first earthquake I felt happened while I was living in Maine where I was born and raised. A fault runs under the St. Lawrence Seaway and one day it shifted, waking me from a fairly deep sleep. We lived pretty close to a busy road, so my first thought was that a logging rig had gone by a little too fast and shaken up the place. But the news coverage later showed that it had been a temblor.

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Portland group wins top environmental honor | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Portland group wins top environmental honor | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Just a little bit of Spirit in a crate

I’ve seen a few, um, odd museums in my time, including the National Yo-Yo Museum in Chico, Calif., where is on display a Yo-Yo about 4-feet tall. I swear! I would not lie about something like that.

But a museum to a crate?! In central Maine?!

OK, this crate might be something. Here’s the DownEast.com trivia question for today.

What is Lucky Lindy Lindbergh’s connection with Canaan?

Answer:

The Lindbergh Crate Museum features the packing crate that held Lindbergh’s New York-to-Paris plane, The Spirit of St. Louis. Larry Ross’ private museum, on Easy Street, is built in, around, and about the crate. Admittance is by appointment only.

By the way, Canaan is on Maine Route 23 and U.S. Route 2 in Somerset County not too far from Skowhegan. Here’s a link to a bit more about the museum: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/6168 . There seems to be more there than just a crate.

Coffeehouse observation No. 92

I know that one cup o’ joe was not nearly enough today. … I wonder if the coffeehouse delivers.

Go to Coffeehouse Observer for more coffeehouse observations.

Maine syrup industry optimistic on yield | Bangor Daily News

Syrup industry optimistic on yield – Bangor Daily News.

I’m not superstitous … not really, anyway

OK, so the previous post was the 666th since starting this blog, so I wanted to add one more just to get away from that number. But I’m not superstitious … not really, anyway. 🙂 Anyway, this is the 667th post on this blog and I feel better already.

Good time to wet a line (Fishing season is open in Maine) | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Good time to wet a line (Fishing season is open) | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

March marching into the record books in Maine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Month is marching into the record books | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Snowe faults Reid, Pelosi for blocking health bill changes | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Snowe faults Reid, Pelosi for blocking health bill changes | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Maine releases data on all low-achieving schools | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

State releases data on all low-achieving schools | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.