Title

Feature article on the city of Calais, located on the banks of the St. Croix Riv

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

11-1-2002

Pages

58-62, 88

Abstract

Feature article on the city of Calais, located on the banks of the St. Croix River, which separates the U.S. from Canada. Many local residents believe the city is poised to capitalize on its location and its heritage. After a decade that went from boom to bust and saw the population plummet, Calais now boasts of a new $20 million bridge spanning the St. Croix, a new Down East Heritage Center capitalizing on the region's history as the site of the second-oldest colony in North America, new tourists looking for uncrowded highways and affordable vacation properties, a new train and more pleasure boats and pods of eco-kayakers paddling up the St. Croix. Currently, 230,000 heavy trucks pass through Calais every year. Calais residents hope that all translates into new jobs in Washington County, which has an unemployment rate of 11 percent, the highest in Maine.

Subjects

Calais

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