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Centuries ago intrepid voyagers sailed uncharted seas to visit the coast of Maine in search of Norumbega, a fabulous city of gold.

Although they cruised along the ruggedly beautiful seashore and sailed up the picturesque rivers as far as their craft would permit, they were unrewarded for, as we know now, there is little of the precious metal in this State.

Sailing away, these colorful explorers little realized that many years later other visitors would find in Maine something infinitely finer and more valuable than mere gold.

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Maine Development Commission


Augusta, Maine


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Maine the Land of Remembered Vacations 1946



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