Presque Isle

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Presque Isle

(prĕsk īl) [Fr.,=peninsula], city (1990 pop. 10,550), Aroostook co., NE Maine, inc. 1859. It is the trade, tourist, and shipping center of the Aroostook valley. During World War II an important air base there served as a ferry point for planes to Great Britain. The city is the seat of the Univ. of Maine at Presque Isle.

presque isle

[¦pres′kīl]
(geography)
A promontory or peninsula extending into a lake, nearly or almost forming an island; its head or end section is connected with the shore by a sag or low gap only slightly above water level or by a strip of lake bottom exposed as a land surface by a drop in lake level.