If you’ve spent enough time in Maine, you’ve probably heard someone refer to times past as “1800 and froze to death.” As in, “the last time I saw her was 1800 and froze to death!” While it might be used as a funny way to refer to a very, very long time ago the phrase comes from a very real time in Maine’s history. The year 1816 is also referred to as the “Year Without a Summer” in Maine or “The Starvation Year.” It was during this time that the summer months saw snow and ice.
This wasn’t the only weather disaster in Maine. Does anyone remember the year 1969 and the absolutely miserable blizzard that took Maine by surprise? Check it out here.
Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: [email protected]
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