New England By the Numbers
approximate length in miles of Maine’s mainland coastline — equivalent to the driving distance between Eastport, Maine, and San Francisco
weight in pounds of the largest Atlantic cod ever recorded, caught in 1895 off the Massachusetts coast
age in years of Charlotte, a fossilized beluga whale skeleton discovered in Vermont’s Champlain Valley basin in 1849
rank of “Jaws” on the American Film Institute’s list of all-time best thrillers
British warships lying off the Rhode Island coast. The state has the largest number of Revolutionary War-era shipwrecks.