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Main

(Encyclopedia) Main mīn [key], river, c.310 mi (500 km) long, formed near Kulmbach, E central Germany, by the confluence of the Roter Main and the Weisser Main, both of which rise in the Fichtelgebirge. It ...

Maine (Province)

(Encyclopedia) Maine mĕn [key], region and former province, NW France, S of Normandy and E of Brittany. It now comprises the departments of Mayenne and Sarthe and parts of Loire-et-Cher, Eure-et-Loir, and O...

Maine

(Encyclopedia) Maine, largest of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by New Hampshire (W), the Canadian provinces of Quebec (NW) and New Brunswick (NE), the Bay of Fundy (E), and th...

Maine

(Encyclopedia) Maine, U.S. battleship destroyed (Feb. 15, 1898) in Havana harbor by an explosion that killed 260 men. The incident helped precipitate the Spanish-American War (Apr., 1898). Commanded by...

Spanish Main

(Encyclopedia) Spanish Main, mainland of Spanish America, particularly the coast of South America from the isthmus of Panama to the mouth of the Orinoco River. Spanish treasure fleets, sailing home from the N...

The Maine

The battleship that helped to precipitate the Spanish-American War Source: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition Copyright © 1993, Columbia University Press. The M…

Maine

Capital: Augusta State abbreviation/Postal code: Maine/ME Governor: Paul LePage, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Susan Collins, R (to Jan. 2021); Angus King, I (to Jan. 2019) U.S. Repre…

Maine, University of

(Encyclopedia) Maine, University of, main campus at Orono; coeducational; land-grant and state supported; chartered 1865 as Maine State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, opened 1868, renamed 1897....