Fishermen moved boats to shelter from a rare burst of tropical weather along Maine's rugged eastern coast Sunday as a weakening Hurricane Kyle spun past on its way to Canada, delivering a glancing blow equivalent to a classic nor'easter that made locals yawn. As darkness fell, the storm produced winds hard enough to jiggle road signs and rip early-autumn leaves from trees while lashing the Maine coast with a third straight day of heavy rain. It caused flooding that closed roads as it sped up the Bay of Fundy, which separates Maine and the Canadian province of New Brunswick from Nova Scotia. Maine emergency responders had braced for wind gusts as high as 60 mph and waves up to 20 feet, but as the storm pushed toward the Canadian Maritime Provinces, it became clear that the state was escaping a direct hit. ''This was a run-of-the-mill storm. It had the potential to be a real problem and it all sort of went away. That shift to the east did wonders for Maine,'' said Michael Hinerman, director of the Washington County Emergency Management Agency, which was closing up shop Sunday night.