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I N F R A S T R U C T U R E / D I S T R I B U T I O N W W W. M A I N E B I Z . B I Z 77 Fact Book / Doing Business in Maine Intermodal facilities Saco: The Saco intermodal facility deals in air cargo, handled by Palco Air Cargo, allowing access to air, ocean or surface transportation. It is 15 miles to the Portland International Jetport and 16 miles to the International Marine Terminal in Portland. Portland: Portland is one of three deep-water ports in Maine (along with Searsport and Eastport). It has access to air cargo and rail facilities are being expanded. Auburn: Located 40 miles north and inland from the deep-water port at Portland, the Maine Intermodal Facility opened in 1994 on 35 acres near the Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport, with access to the Maine Turnpike (I-95) and key state highways. The St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad passes through Lewiston-Auburn, connecting to Sainte-Rosalie, Quebec, and the Canadian National Railway in Richmond, Quebec. Waterville: Located just off I-95, the Waterville Intermodal Facility is a truck-to-rail transfer facility, including storage, staging and other facilities. Deep-water ports Eastport: The eastern-most port in the United States, Eastport is located on the convergence of the Passamaquoddy Bay and Cobscook Bay. It has one of the highest tidal ranges in the United States, which means the main channel doesn't freeze in the winter and the port remains active year-round. Traditionally, it has served the forest products industries, but is available for other uses as well. For now, it is not connected to long- distance rail lines, but rail is within 30 miles. Searsport: From the northern end of Penobscot Bay, the Searsport facility has undergone recent reconstruction and can serve the needs of shippers moving product into and out of Maine. An onsite rail yard is served by the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, with access to the heartlands of the United States and Canada. Portland: The deep-water port here includes the Eimskip facility, which handles container ships connecting with Iceland and northern Europe. The port handles both container shipping and break- bulk. In recent months, the International Marine Terminal has been expanding to allow for greater container capacity and improved rail access. Airports Portland International Jetport: Maine's largest airport, with 1.78 million passengers in 2016. It is served by Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways. It also has air cargo facilities. Bangor International Airport: It has daily direct flights through Delta Air Lines and US Airways, and flights several times a week on Allegiant. Presque Isle International Airport: The Aroostook County airport has the second-longest commercial runway in Maine, allowing it to handle commercial and corporate aircraft. Robert LeFleur Airport, Waterville: A general aviation airport on 350 acres. Central Maine Airport, Norridgewock: The Somerset County airport is primarily for private, cargo and charter aircraft. Knox County Regional Airport. Owls Head/ Rockland: The airport is served by the commer- cial carrier CapeAir, which offers direct service to Boston's Logan International Airport. Lincoln Regional Airport: It's a public airport, owned by the town of Lincoln. Houlton International Airport: Originally an Air Force base, the airport is on the border of New Brunswick, Canada. Princeton Municipal Airport: Serves Washington County. Brunswick Executive Airport: Former air base that is now part of Brunswick Landing business park. Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, Trenton: Is served by CapeAir and PenAir. Eastport Municipal Airport: Is used by Life Flight fixed-wing aircraft, as well as corporate flights. Augusta State Airport: Owned by the state of Maine and operated by the city of Augusta, and is served by Cape Air. Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport: Owned by the city of Sanford, the airport can handle corporate and medical flights. Searsport, Maine's second-largest deep water port, has a rail depot and is suited for forest products shipment, chemical production and other industries. A liquid natural gas terminal was proposed for Sears Island in 2003. When it was approved after three years of negotiations, a conservation easement preserved two-thirds of the island. While 89% of Maine is forested, making it the most forested state in the nation, forest products are still a large portion of the state's economy. Maine leads in sustainable forestry. The Three-Ring Binder has been a flawed but vital step toward connecting rural areas to broadband. The DeLorme Gazetteer is an essential tool for navigating Maine's many backroads, state parks, land trusts, town landings and unusual features. In an ironic twist, Yarmouth-based DeLorme was acquired by Garmin. But even in the age of GPS the Gazetteer lives on. John Ruggles, of Thomaston, was issued the first-ever patent by the U.S. Patent Office, for a steam engine locomotive. Owls Head Transportation Museum, founded in 1974, features over 150 antique automo- biles, aircraft, motorcycles, bicycles and engines, including pre-Wright Brothers gliders, a circa 1900 wing-flapping ornithopter, and early 1900s Pierce and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Regional airports are a lifeline for rural areas, as evidenced by the continual financial help they receive from the Congressional delegation. 200 200 IDEAS FOR MAINE'S BICENTENNIAL

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