5 Fascinating Facts About Maine

Maine is most famous for its lobster.

If you’re wondering what is Maine known for, it’s lobster! Whether you like it steamed, baked, or in a bun, Maine lobster is something that everyone should sample at least once.

The Maine lobster yield is 40 million pounds annually, nearly 90 percent of the nation’s lobster supply.

With about 4,500 active lobstermen, lobster fishing is an important part of the economy of the state of Maine.

Maine has more than 4,600 offshore islands.

Only about 1,200 Maine coastal islands have an acre or more, and 600 comprise 95% of the island acreage. Of these islands, only 15 have a year-round population.

Maine has 3,478 miles of coastline.

That’s the fourth most coastline in the country, including inlets and islands. Only Florida and Louisiana have more miles of coastline in the continental United States. Alaska has the most coastline of any state at 33,904 miles.

Maine has more than 100 breweries and more than two dozen wineries.

Take a road trip, and hit the Maine Wine Trail. When you visit six wineries, you’ll earn a Winery Guild T-shirt and a chance at the grand prize. What could be better than sampling delicious Maine wine and being rewarded for doing it?

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