Maine is America's largest wild blueberry growing state. 98% of the lowbush
blueberries grown in the U.S. are grown in Maine.
The first saw mill in America was built on the Piscataqua River in 1634.
In 1641, York, Maine was the first town in the country to be chartered.
In 1917, the first Navy-built submarine was launched at the Kittery-Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
In 1948, Margaret Chase Smith was elected as the first woman to the U.S. Senate.
World's Largest Spinning Globe
It’s over 41 feet in diameter, it rotates just like the real Earth, and
it was created from one of the largest mapping databases in the world. Its name
is Eartha™ and it is the world's largest moving globe!
Unveiled on July 23, 1998, it is housed in a three-story glass atrium at the
DeLorme's headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine. Eartha took two years to build and
represents Earth as it is seen from space. Every continent is beautifully
detailed, with vivid colors illustrating all levels of vegetation, major
roadways and cities. Ocean depths are also completely represented.
Address: DeLorme, Two DeLorme Drive, P.O.
Box 298, Yarmouth, Maine 04096; 800-511-2459; Fax: 207-846-7051. Web: