Topic: Trivia

Water: New England Numbers

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10
miles: width of Lake Champlain between Burlington, VT, and Port Douglas, NY, its widest point

1,300
lakes and ponds in New Hampshire

6,000
lakes and ponds in Maine

4
feet: Cape Cod National Seashore land lost each year to erosion

316
feet: maximum depth of Maine’s Sebago Lake, New England’s deepest

6.8
quadrillion gallons: estimated amount of water in Lake Champlain

10
million visitors to Providence’s WaterFire since it began in 1994

1.5
million gallons: water circulated daily through Water Country in Portsmouth, NH

355
years: age of Connecticut’s Rocky Hill-Glastonbury ferry, the country’s oldest continuously operating ferry service

34
pounds: weight of New England record lake trout, caught in 1981 from Lake Willoughby, VT

1
number of people who have swum the entire 120-mile length of Lake Champlain

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