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New England By the Numbers

New England By the Numbers
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by in Jul 2007

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

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