If your rough guess was 4,613 islands along the Maine coast or a tidal waterways you are right, according to the Maine State Planning Office’s Maine Coastal Program.
But there are even more lake, river islands not in that figure and will have to get back to you on exact number with those added in. 6000 may be close, rounded off to the nearest thousand.
Maine is well know for potato production but where does the state rank nation wide where lots of places grow spuds. If you said the state of Maine, a major producer of potatoes, ranks fifth in the nation in acreage in 2009. But what about those Maine blueberries. Where do we stack up against the nation in that department? Maine produces 25% of all lowbush blueberries in North America.
So the state gets a blue ribbon, first place, making it the largest blueberry producer in the world.
Maine’s 24,291 hectares (60,020 acres) of blueberry crop requires close to 50,000 beehives for pollination of those blueberries too. The hives are trucked in from other states just to perform that task in the blueberry barrons of Maine.
Now you know. Maine, she’ll steal your heart.