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New England Coast Trivia | New England By the Numbers

New England Coast Trivia | New England By the Numbers
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Maine communities boasting dog-friendly beaches: Bar Harbor, Biddeford, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Saco, Scarborough, South Portland, Stockton Springs, Wells, and York

6
number of the nation’s 28 most important estuaries that are located in New England

1,530
weight in pounds of a shortfin mako shark harpooned 13 miles off the coast of Scituate, Massachusetts, in 1997. New England’s waters are home to some of the world’s largest makos.

25
height in feet of the storm surge recorded between New London, Connecticut, and Cape Cod during the Hurricane of ’38.

60
length in feet of a sea serpent spotted near Gloucester, Massachusetts, in 1817

10
largest tsunami (relatively speaking) in feet to hit the Maine coast. It was recorded at Mount Desert Island in 1926.

1 in 1,000
odds of a tsunami hitting New England

1,200.78
depth in feet of the lowest spot in the Gulf of Maine

$63.90
price of a gallon of Legal Sea Foods clam chowder (including shipping) ordered on the Internet

3,500
approximate length in miles of Maine’s mainland coastline — equivalent to the driving distance between Eastport, Maine, and San Francisco

211
weight in pounds of the largest Atlantic cod ever recorded, caught in 1895 off the Massachusetts coast

11,000
age in years of Charlotte, a fossilized beluga whale skeleton discovered in Vermont’s Champlain Valley basin in 1849

2
rank of “Jaws” on the American Film Institute’s list of all-time best thrillers

13
British warships lying off the Rhode Island coast. The state has the largest number of Revolutionary War-era shipwrecks.

52
fish species commercially harvested in the Gulf of Maine

89
length in feet of the whaling bark “Lagoda.” This half-scale replica, located in the New Bedford Whaling Museum, is the largest model ship in existence.

68,640
approximate length in feet of New Hampshire’s mainland coastline, shortest of the five Atlantic New England states

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