In 1998, Maine Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes This Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild

Mainers know cold. We know ice and sleet and snow and, we’ve probably been through the worst of all of those things more than once. Between cold temperatures and nor’easters that don’t seem to want to stop, this winter has been one for the books. But, has anyone ever noticed that no matter WHAT weather we’re dealing with now, someone always mentions 1998? As we look out the window at the results of this latest nor’easter, we’re reminded that the ice storm of 1998 really WAS one of the worst storms in Maine history.

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Another nor’easter this year revealed a cool piece of Maine history in the form of an old boat hull. Check out this article to see what was revealed in York!