CCC vehicle, Sieur de Monts Springs, ca. 1934


A Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) vehicle crosses a bridge at Sieur de Monts Springs in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in 1934.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the CCC during the Great Depression to put men to work and to preserve forests and national parks. There were two camps on Mount Desert Island, one at Bar Harbor and one at Southwest Harbor.

The Maine Forest Service operated other camps throughout the state.

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.