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New England Numbers: Spring

New England Numbers: Spring
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98.5

percentage of 20,646 starting runners who crossed the finish line at the 2007 Boston Marathon

414

pairs of nesting bald eagles counted in Maine in 2006, up from 21 pairs in 1967

$1,103

World Series share per player for the 1918 champion Boston Red Sox

$308,236

World Series share per player for the 2007 champion Boston Red Sox

53

nesting pairs of bald eagles in the other five New England states, including one in Rhode Island (not a historical nesting site)

40

gallons of sap required to produce one gallon of pure maple syrup

152

Irish pubs in Massachusetts, 102 of them in Boston’s neighborhoods and closest suburbs

-43° F

temperature recorded at Lac Frontière, Maine, on March 9, 1943: coldest March day ever recorded in New England

250,000,000

catalogs shipped annually by Maine outfitter L.L. Bean, which this year plans to get 90 percent of its paper from responsibly managed forests or recycling

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