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Katahdin Woods & Waters NMon gets dark sky designation; first on US East Coast

PATTEN, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is now a “dark sky” sanctuary, the National Park Service announced Friday.

The designation by the International Dark-Sky Association is the first of its kind along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., the second in the National Park Service and the 12th such designation in the world.

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