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The state of Maine is located in the north east of America. The state is bordered by New Hampshire, the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Bay of Fundy. The state capital of Maine is Augusta. This is a state where over 90% of the land is still covered with forests and lakes. The Maine coastline extends for 5,300 miles, from Kittery to Lubec.
Industries in Maine include manufacturing, agriculture, fishing, finance, insurance, real estate, and construction. Along the coastline fishing and shipbuilding industries are still active. Goods produced in the state are paper, wood products, and transportation equipment. Potatoes are the most prevalent agricultural crop grown in Maine. Top employers with office space in Maine include Fairchild Semiconductor, IDEXX Laboratories, Hannaford Bros, Unum, TD Bank, and L.L. Bean.
Maine offers many things to see and do, including Baxter State Park, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Portland Lighthouse and Old Port, Old Orchard Beach, Common Ground Country Fair, and Kennebunkport. Maine cuisine focuses on seafood. There is the Maine lobster that is served a variety of ways, such as lobster stew, lobster casserole, and lobster pie. You can even get lobster ice cream! Traditional Maine clam bake consists of layers of steamer clams, mussels, lobsters, potatoes, onions and corn over seaweed. Other popular fresh seafood in the area includes crab, scallops, shrimp, clams, and boreal red shrimp. Maine is also home to great blueberries, which are added to pancakes, muffins, and bagels.
Several airlines provide direct flights to the airports situated in Portland and Bangor from most major northeastern cities. U.S. Interstate Highways numbers 6 and 295 cross Maine and private vehicles are the most popular form of transport in the state. Greyhound operates coach routes that connect most of the larger towns and cities.