A piece of Maine DOT gear was found a long way from headquarters.

The Maine Department of Transportation recently shared some pictures of a hard hat that was found a long way from Maine. According to the Maine DOT, the hard hat was found in Norway, the country, not the town in Maine. A man named Sigbjørn apparently found the safety hat in a fjord, over 3,300 miles from Maine DOT headquarters.

Maine DOT has no clue how the hard hat ended up in Norway, and a fjord for that matter, but say they gained a pen pal from the find.

Photo by Sean Kuriyan on Unsplash
Photo by Sean Kuriyan on Unsplash

A fjord is a long, deep, narrow body of water that extends far inland. The photo above is an example of an actual fjord in Norway. They were carved by retreating glaciers, and often feature steep, mountain-like, walls of rock on either side.

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Similarly, a fjard is a lesser form of a fjord. Fjards lack the extreme steep walls of rock, and are considered to be more of a glacial depression. Somes Sound here in Maine is an example of a fjard.


Located within Acadia National Park, Somes Sound nearly bisects Mount Desert Island. The underwater valley is about 175 feet at its deepest points. Somes Sound is the only fjard on the East Coast of the United States.

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Take A Forbidden Look Inside Frozen Fort Knox

Fort Knox is closed for the season. While winter visitors can roam the grounds, the interior of the fort is closed off from the general public. If you browse through the photos below, you'll see why the fort is strictly off-limits until spring. That being said, we were given permission to enter the fort to create this gallery.

Again, the fort is closed from November through April. Do not attempt to enter the interior of Fort Knox. Entering the fort during the closed months is trespassing, and very dangerous.

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