Tag Archives: U.S. Geological Survey

Half is cold, half not so much

DownEast.com’s trivia question was kind of fun today.

Where in Maine can you stand halfway between the equator and the North Pole?

Answer

In Perry. In 1888, U.S. Geological Survey employees in Maine, establishing a line of coastal “benchmarks,” placed an additional temporary marker at the point where the 45-degree line of latitude crosses Route 1 in Perry.

Advertisements

Study: Arsenic found in private wells across Maine | Bangor Daily News

Study: Arsenic found in private wells across Maine | Bangor Daily News.

Canadian Earthquake felt across U.S. border | Bangor Daily News

Canadian Earthquake felt across U.S. border – Bangor Daily News

[I believe a friend vacationing at a camp near Sebago Lake felt this quake. — KM]

Bucksport shaken by earthquake | Bangor Daily News

[I should have known that just as soon as I posted a link to a story about the earthquake that I would find something with far more detail. Here you go. — KM]

Bucksport shaken by earthquake – Bangor Daily News.

Bucksport quake had 3.0 magnitude | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

[Here’s a link to the update story on the magnitude 3 earthquake yesterday. — KM]

Bucksport quake had 3.0 magnitude | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.