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Sunrise in America …


begins at Bar Harbor, Maine at 7:30 am and continues …

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#1 Comment By frank uible On January 20, 2009 @ 9:26 am

Bar Harbor is reasonably accurate, but isn’t Lubec more so?

#2 Comment By sophmom On January 20, 2009 @ 11:01 am

Beautiful photo, Dick. Did you take it? Are you there, now?

I love Maine. Have a beer and fried clam roll for me, will ya?

#3 Comment By Dick Swart On January 20, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

I usually just ‘hit and run’ with my posts, but since there are a couple of questions:

1. Frank, I think Bar Harbor v Lubec was settled at the dawn of the new millennium


2. Sophmom, no I am here in v chilly Hood River. The photo was taken by Tom Runge and posted on the Wabash College site several years ago. I found it and grabbed on Google.

I did this last night for appearance first thing this am (eastern time). I wanted a simple way to express how deeply I felt about the inauguration of Barack Obama. The speech today was a clarion call and the end of eight years of superciliousness.

The meteorologic implications were secondary to a visual political metaphor.

#4 Comment By frank uible On January 20, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

Maybe Lubec can make a comeback against Bar Harbor as Mount Everest did against K-2. Those damn scientists can never make up their minds.

#5 Comment By Diana On January 20, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

Lubec is farther east, but Mount Cadillac, a mountain near Bar Harbor in Acadia National Park, is the first place that the sun rises in the U.S., because it is higher up. After you watch the sun rise from Mount Cadillac, you can go to the town hall in Bar Harbor and get a signed certificate saying that you were the first person in the U.S. to see the sun rise that day.

#6 Comment By Ronit On January 20, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

Unless there was a transatlantic flight crossing over northeastern Maine that morning, as there is every morning…

#7 Comment By Dick Swart On January 21, 2009 @ 11:21 am

It’s always a pleasure to hear from Broadband!

I pass along his latest note to me since I know constant readers like to keep in touch with the workings of his mind and the tortures of his syntax:


#8 Comment By Ken Thomas ’93 On January 26, 2009 @ 5:06 am

Ronit: passing over old threads: my quick look at FlightAware suggested about 50 possible flights. (I don’t see a way to browse the flights, at least, without paying; which is annoying because I don’t see another source to easily locate airspace activity …)

Dick: I always look forward to Broadband’s personal missives!