Penobscot Bay


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Penobscot Bay,

inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, 35 mi (56 km) long and 27 mi (43 km) wide, S Maine. The bay was entered by the English explorer Martin Pring in 1603; the French explorer Samuel de ChamplainChamplain, Samuel de
, 1567–1635, French explorer, the chief founder of New France.

After serving in France under Henry of Navarre (King Henry IV) in the religious wars, Champlain was given command of a Spanish fleet sailing to the West Indies, Mexico, and the
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 claimed the area for France in 1604. An important shipbuilding center in the 19th cent., the bay has become a fishing and resort center.
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The weather the following morning was more like what I expected from Penobscot Bay in December.
Genesis of Silurian composite terrane in northern Penobscot Bay, Maine.
Further, he indicates that only Captain Saltonstall fully appreciated the tactical and operational circumstances, as well as the limited capability of his resources and ships in the confined waters around Penobscot Bay.
However, the ichthyoplankton of Penobscot Bay has not been studied despite the fact that it is the largest embayment in the region and that coastal environments, such as bays and estuaries, may constitute favorable habitats for the early life stages of a large number of marine fishes (Frank and Leggett, 1983).
Alley claims the family's primary residence is their Islesboro, Maine, summer home on a cliff overlooking Penobscot Bay.
Though the 940-acre island in Penobscot Bay provided habitat for 70 percent of the state's wetland species as well as an important flyway for neotropical birds, the agency rejected an alternative site at industrialized Mack Point.
She found four acres of land in Orland, Maine, on a ridge overlooking Penobscot Bay, and on June 16, 1975, Rosa stood on her very own property--with $257 in her savings account.
Samuel Williams of Harvard College, who led a party of students to observe a total eclipse of the sun at Penobscot Bay in Maine.
Edward; Trenton (1776); Princeton (1777); Fort Penn (1778); Penobscot Bay (1778).
The new athenahealth training center will be housed on over 396 acres of real estate overlooking Penobscot Bay within Maine's Mid-Coast Region, and includes 106-one, two and three-bedroom secluded cabins that can accommodate 260 guests.
According to EPA allegations, the company violated the Clean Water Act by discharging wastewater without authorization from boat-washing operations into the Deer Isle Thorofare, a major shipping channel connecting Penobscot Bay to the waters around Mount Desert Island and the open Atlantic Ocean to the east.
How about December on Maine's Penobscot Bay trying to knock off a few long-tails and eiders from a pitching layout boat?