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.
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Total figures for 2018 include combined results of operations for ERI, TEI and GV and exclude results of operations for Presque Isle Downs and Nemacolin.
Churchill will go through with $179 million Presque Isle purchase, but instead will seek to take over the Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in Farmington, Pennsylvania, for $100,000.
On 28 February, Eldorado and Churchill announced two separate definitive asset purchase agreements to effect the Lady Luck Vicksburg and Presque Isle transactions for total aggregate consideration of approximately USD 229.5m, subject to certain working capital and other purchase price adjustments.
Dubai: Godolphin's Indulgent races on Tapeta artificial surface for the first time in the Group 2 Presque Isle Downs Masters at Presque Isle Downs, in the USA, on Monday.
Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor, Washington County Community College in Calais, and Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle are backing the program, establishing instruction in three of the most heavily forested regions of Maine.
Wisconsin Energy Corp., until recently, planned to sell its 431-megawatt Presque Isle coal plant at Marquette in the state's sparsely populated and transmission and generation-constrained Upper Peninsula to Upper Peninsula Power Co.
Lafarge North America's Presque Isle Quarry in northern Michigan celebrated its 60th anniversary by hosting an inaugural Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk to benefit the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center.
International Resource News-December 20, 2013--We Energies to end JV with Wolverine Power Cooperative at Presque Isle Power Plant
Although surprisingly beaten at Ellis Park in August on her belated return to action, Groupie Doll was back in winning form at Presque Isle Downs before a third to Judy The Beauty at Keeneland last time.
A sculpture of lighthouse keeper Anna Garrity was unveiled at an August dedication ceremony at Range Light Park in Presque Isle. Garrity, who served from 1903 to 1926 at the Presque Isle Harbor Range Lights, was one of only 52 women to hold such a position in Michigan.
Secretary of the Navy, Paul Hamilton, on the recommendation of Daniel Dobbins, ordered the establishment of a naval base in Ohio at Presque Isle and appointed Commodore Isaac Chauncey to oversee all command of American naval forces.