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    A Maine State Police dog trained to sniff out explosives stays calm as it is hoisted up at Sterling Rope Co. in Biddeford. The team members were training to board maritime vessels, where the only means of getting the dogs aboard often is to hoist them on ropes.

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    A dog completes its ascent during a Maine State Police training session at Sterling Rope Co. in Biddeford.

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    A dog begins its ascent as part of a training session for Maine State Police explosives-sniffing dogs at Sterling Rope Co. in Biddeford. Ropes are used to hoist dogs aboard ships.

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    A line is used to guide a Maine State Police dog during a training session at Sterling Rope Co. in Biddeford. The explosives-sniffing dogs were being trained to board ships.

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    A dog's ascent continues.

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    A dog successfully completes being hoisted.

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