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moment by moment as she prowls the ocean depths. Actually they are complex timepieces, which must operate within an allowable error of only 30 parts in one billion-in simpler terms, 90 seconds in a century! "If we didn't know where we were at this end," said Lieutenant Commander Leonard, "we wouldn't have much hope of hitting a target 1,500 miles away at the other." Outside again in the soft sunlight of coastal Aurora* Bangor *Brewer C Orringto ~Peiiubscnt SBucksport CII Graham Lake S Ellsworth A C 0 NEWBRUNSWICK St. Stephen MAINE Mlltown. .Caais MOOSEHORNNATIONAL'' WILDLIFEREFUGE ," St. Andrews. Meddybemps. '" ® Perry. .Wesley Whtneyvlle Whitneyville. Columbia Falls. Jonesboro. *Cherryfield D Milbridgee West ge Jonesport' Jo .Steuben " ,Penobscot 12s or Po- Frenclunain I s Blue Hill. 0 Bay Crumple I. -Castine BarHarbor. " Winter Harbr .. Cadillac Mt. JACKSONLABORATORY i PETIT MANAN LIGHT 'e . Brooksville LS30 FEET+ ACADIA er ANEMONECAVE NATIONAL Sedgwick. Seal Harbor PARK Schoodic Point 7... Northeast Harbor . . OttcrCove Little Southwest Harbor. 5 BEAR ISLAND LIGH'i...T . YARMOUT )eer se Mount Desert - ......... S. .. cOr Deer Isle. Island "BAKER ISLAND LIGHT .... ... . . Deer " North Isle .Stonington Swans Haven 1. < " . ... * Hells Half AcrFei Devil. Vinalhaven Island IsleAuHaut '..Vinalhaven Great Spoon S ACADIA GreatSpoonl. \ NATIONAL Little Spoon I. ARK, Eastern Ear S Hurricane Island Seal Island "Matinicus Island Wooden Ball Island Ragged Island ' MATINICUS ROCK LIGHT 1. Ocean Maine, I turned my car north-and within minutes had slipped clear out of the Atomic Age. That's the way Maine is, for the state abounds in a very special kind of museum, the sort townspeople lovingly assemble to capture their own particular and local past. Cases and shelves of simple, everyday objects -knives and forks, lanterns, quilts, scythes, toys, and the like-speak movingly of bygone times. And the buildings themselves are often as eloquent. In York Village's Old Gaol (and don't, for Great Duck I. Long Island St. George. Passanmq uoddy Bay Deer Island Quoddy Village. Campobello Island Dennysville. Eastport. ROOSEVELT MOOSEHORNNATIONAL A Friar Bauyi CAMPOBELLO WILDLIFEREFUGE, L-. Lubec INTERNATIONAL SPARK S, -'' WEST QUODDY SED LIGHT Whiting*. "East Machias ,4 Grand "Machias ®)i Ma an Cutler Island * Cutler Cross Island ' LIBBYISLAND LIGHT nesport S-Mistake Island Great Wass Island Down East THE RUGGED, HARBOR-DENTED COAST OF MAINE o 10 20 30 STATUTE MILES County names in red SState Park " Lighthouse ....... Ferry tDSIGNEDY JOHNW LOTH[IRS COMPILEDSYDOROTHYA NCHOLSON. DRAWNBY I GEOGRAPHICART DIVISION (C) NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY -- Airfield A iBAN goodness' sake, spell it J-A-I-L if a York resi dent happens to be looking over your shoul der) I climbed narrow stairs to a second-floor room and saw carved neatly into the floor 1234567 and so on up to 20, and then the date, 1846, all run together. "We know exactly who did that," a museum hostess explained. "Town records show only one prisoner who was sentenced to 20 days in that year." The numbers, which have kept alive for so long the gloom and boredom of a man confined day after day to that tiny attic room, were carved by one Edward Grant, a York laborer committed for assault and bat tery on October 19, 1846. Another of my favorite bits of the past 803 Rosio 'I r' 1A.b.