緬因州

Maine
所在國家:美國

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緬因州(Maine

 

緬因州位於美國東北角,其東側為美國大陸最東端。緬因州北邊與東邊與加拿大相鄰,冬季氣候嚴寒,夏季則是著名的避暑勝地。緬因州擁有廣大豐沛的自然資源與美景,全州有高達百分之九十的領土都被森林給覆蓋,故又有「松樹之州」、「木柴之州」的別稱。緬因州的海岸線也分為崎嶇的峽灣和綿延的沙岸,海產資源豐沛,是愛好貝類、龍蝦的饕客喜愛拜訪的寶地,緬因州的龍蝦產量勝過美國其他任何一州。

緬因州的歷史與經濟與其東側的大西洋緊密相連。因為濱臨魚產豐富的海岸,加上廣大的林業資源,在早年的殖民時期,緬因州一直是美國產船隻生產的主要地區。西半球的第一艘船建於1607年的維吉尼亞州,之後造船業傳入緬因州並逐漸發揚光大。第一艘核子潛艇也是在緬因州製造完成,而另外一方面,緬因州的獨木舟產量更為全美之冠。

除了造船業外,緬因州的農業也相當興盛,緬因州是美國藍莓最大的產地;而北方涼爽的氣候也讓緬因州的馬鈴薯有極好的收成。

 

Maine is located in the northeast of the country. The high latitude makes it very cold during the winter but an ideal place for visiting in the summer. Up to 90% of Maine is covered by woods and its coast is a combination of magnificent rocky coastline of the north, and long sandy beaches of the south.

Maine isn't just about beautiful scenery and wilderness. Its history and economy have a strong link with the vast timber reserves and the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to the abundance of timber as well as the unique location, Maine became a shipbuilding center in colonial times. The first ship built and launched in western hemisphere was in Virginia in 1607. Shipbuilding continued to flourish in Maine and the first atomic submarine, the Swordfish, was built in Maine. Today, Maine continues to lead the industry and produces more canoes than any other state in the union.

Except for shipbuilding, Maine is also an agricultural state and its blueberry harvest is the largest in the nation. Due to the cool weather in the north, potatoes grow well in the state and are also a major product of Maine.

The state is famous for delicious shellfish as well, especially clams and the famous Maine lobster. Maine's yearly lobster catch is larger than any other state.

One of the world's great estuaries, Chesapeake Bay, divides Maryland into two parts. The bay is navigable, and offers a rich habitat for abundant populations of fish and wildlife. The bay and its harbors provide the right environment for migratory waterfowl, and for harvesting crabs, oysters, and clams.

During the War of 1812, Fort McHenry, sentinel of Baltimore's harbor, was bombarded with artillery, including rockets, and on September 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key was so inspired as he watched the attack that he wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner" in praise of the successful defense of the fort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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