Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Did You Know Tuesday

Did you know that the 12 largest lakes in Maine are each over 10,000 acres big? Yeah, I know that’s nothing compared to any one of the Great Lakes. Nonetheless, the lakes are:

1. Moosehead Lake 74,890 acres

2. Sebago Lake 28,771 acres

3. Chesuncook Lake 23,979 acres

4. Flagstaff Lake 20,300 acres

5. Pemadumcook chain of lakes 18,300 acres

6. Spednick Lake 17,219 acres

7. Mooselookmeguntic Lake 16,300 acres

8. East Grand Lake 16,070 acres

9. West Grand Lake 14,340 acres

10. Churchill Lake 13,220 acres

11. Chamberlain Lake 11,084 acres

12. Big Lake (incl Lewey & Long Lakes) 11,505 acres

That’s a total of 265,978 acres taken up by the 12 largest lakes in Maine. Maine itself takes up approximately 22,647,680 acres.

When I go uptacamp, I go to South Twin Lake, one of the 5 lakes in the Pemadumcook chain

This is the view from my seat on the rock...looking at Maine's tallest mountain, Katahdin. Sweet, huh?

And if that info above doesn’t wow you, how about this? Did you know that Maine is the only state in the United States with a one-syllable name? Now you know.

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