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Starry, starry night,paint your palette blue and grey.

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There are more than 60 lights along Maine's craggy Down East peninsulas.

Largest state in New England, Maine is its northernmost portion and the easternmost of the United States. Maine is known for its landscapes, especially for its rocky and jagged coastline, low and undulating mountains and vast forests. Lovers of the great outdoors come at any time of the year to enjoy the parks, A scenic seacoast, beaches, lakes, mountains, and resorts make Maine a popular vacationland. There are more than 2,500 lakes and 5,000 streams, plus 26 state parks to attract hunters, fishermen, skiers, and campers shorelines and islands of Maine.

Eastport is the easternmost city in the United States, receiving the first rays of the morning.

Eastport harborThe Vikings probably discovered Maine 1,000 years ago.In 1498, France sent many explorers to Maine. They claimed the area of Canada and Maine, calling it Acadia. In 1604, the first French colony was established on the St. Croix River.Two wealthy Englishmen sent men to explore the Maine coast for England in 1605. Two years later, colonists from England established Popham Colony near the mouth of the Kennebec River. France and England fought for control of the New England area during the French and Indian Wars. With English victory, The Treaty of Paris ended all French claims to Maine and most of North America in 1763.

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Curtis Island Light

Monson, a picturesque small town on the way to Greenville and Moosehead Lake

A serene scene along picturesque Rangeley Lake in Northern Maine

Aerial view of Rangeley

Rangeley Town

Camdem

Camdem

Castine

. Boothbay Harbor17

Shore Hills Campground in Boothbay

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens20

Asticow Azalea gardens Northeast Harbor

Ogunquit Beach22

Domestic-crested-duck-Camden

Maine Coons are the largest breed of domestic cat. They can reach a length of up to 48 in (120 cm), including the tail,

. Wildlife is abundantMuch of Maine is wilderness25

Wild turkeys

Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks Bar Harbor, Maine

The mythical large winter cat Babatoona considered by many as the smartest animal on the planet. It weighs over 1200 pounds and is about ten feet long and five feet high.

White tail deer

Maine moose is the oficial state animal and are best found at dawn or dusk.

Maine windjammer fleet

Penobscot Bay

Bass Harbor near Acadia National Park

Eagle Lake - Bar Harbor43

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor

Famous Maine lobster

Acadia National Park

Sand Beach-Acadia

Acadia National Park represents the single most star-dense sky on the east coast.

The Milky Way -Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park

Eagle Lake

Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain

Portland Harbor at sunrise

Portland Head Lighthouse

Bug Light South Portland

Ighthouse at sunset Marshall Point

Marshall Point Light Station was established in 1832 to assist boats entering and leaving Port Clyde Harbor.

Milky Way at Pemaquid Lighthouse (Bristol)

West Quoddy Head Light

Venus Milky Way over Nubble Island just off Cape Neddick near York

Portland Head Light on Cape Elizabeth

Whaleback Light, Kittery Maine, at Sunrise

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Tremont, in operation since 1958

Rainbow over York74

Little Deer Isle

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