Appreciating all that makes America special

Food: Maine Lobsters

A pound and a half if you're moderately hungry. Two and a half if you just crave lobster. Uploaded by austinstar.com.

A pound and a half if you're moderately hungry. Two and a half if you just crave lobster. Uploaded by austinstar.com.

We have lots of reasons to love Maine. For example, if it weren’t for Maine, Canada would come down next to Massachusetts. And we wouldn’t have one of the cleanest and greenest states. That’s nice and all, but the primary reason to like Maine is red, ugly, and delicious. Mmm, lobster…

Maine has the cold, clean, rocky water that lobsters love. People want to live on a tropical island with aqua water and palm trees. Lobsters want to live in Maine.

A great meal AND a great view. Uploaded by barnbilly.com.

A great meal AND a great view. Uploaded by barnbilly.com.

Lobsters have a significant economic impact on Maine’s economy. Think of the chain of businesses dependent on them – lobster harvesters, processors, dealers, marine suppliers, boat makers, retailers, and restaurants. And speaking of restaurants, if you’re lucky enough to visit Maine, and you want to don a bib and crack into one of these clawed creatures, where should you head?

Lots of good places, of course, but for a great meal and a wonderful view, try Barnacle Billy’s in scenic Ogunquit. You can enjoy your meal overlooking Perkins Cove, a classic New England view to go along with your classic Maine lobster. When you go, crack a claw for me, okay?

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