Maine

2:45am

Mon September 2, 2013
Around the Nation

In Maine, Even With A GPS, You Can't Get There From Here

Originally published on Mon September 2, 2013 8:58 am

If you're planning that last summer road trip, you might want to pull those maps out of the attic.
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Once a standard fixture at every gas station, good old fashioned paper maps have all but folded in the digital age. But, there are places that can baffle your high tech gadgets.

Getting yourself lost in a rural state is an easy thing to do. Pavement turns into dirt track, and before you know it, you're driving through miles of woods and boulders, and your GPS isn't helping.

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12:53am

Thu August 22, 2013
The Salt

In Canada, Maine Lobstermen Get Both A Rival And A Tutor

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 10:43 am

Sternman Scott Beede returns an undersized lobster while checking traps in Mount Desert, Maine.
Robert F Bukaty AP

There's nothing quite like the sweet, succulent taste of Maine lobster. And fishermen off the state's rocky coastline have been catching more and more of the tasty crustacean over the past five years.

But that surging supply has overwhelmed Maine's limited marketing and processing capabilities and driven down the prices paid to lobstermen.

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1:35pm

Wed August 21, 2013
Animals

On A Rocky Maine Island, Puffins Are Making A Tenuous Comeback

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 6:12 pm

A puffin prepares to land with a bill full of fish on Eastern Egg Rock, off the Maine coast in July. Last year young puffins died at an alarming rate from starvation because of a shortage of herring.
Robert F. Bukaty AP

Rocky, windswept Eastern Egg Rock, about 6 miles off the coast of Maine, was once a haven for a hugely diverse bird population. But in the 1800s, fishermen decimated the birds' ranks — for food and for feathers.

When ornithologist Stephen Kress first visited 40 years ago, the 7-acre island was nearly barren, with only grass and gulls left. Not a puffin in sight. Not even an old puffin bone.

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1:45pm

Thu August 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Shipyard To Get $54 Million To Scrap Arson-Damaged Nuclear Sub

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 4:15 am

Casey Fury was sentenced to 17 years in prison for setting a fire aboard the USS Miami in May 2012.
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10:45am

Tue July 16, 2013
The Salt

Local Sake: America's Craft Brewers Look East For Inspiration

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:29 am

Yoed Anis, president of the Texas Sake Company, says "the only constraint holding us back" from faster growth is the absence of a sufficient and consistent rice supply.
Courtesy Texas Sake Company

Most of us are familiar with that hot, musky-smelling, cloudy drink served in teacups at sushi bars and sometimes called, erroneously, "rice wine." In other words, most of us have had bad sake.

But finally, Americans are learning to love the good stuff.

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