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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Arriving in Bar Harbor

Arriving in Bar Harbor Bar Harbor steamboat landing, ca. 1885Item Contributed byMaine Historic Preservation Commission Arriving at the Bar

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Bar Harbor Fire Department

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Bar Harbor Historical Society

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Bar Harbor: Building of Arts

Harbor: Building of Arts Building of Arts, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930 Building of Arts, Bar HarborItem Contributed byJesup Memorial Library The…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 3 of 3

Sources Used Down Memory Lane by Emily Phillips Reynolds Mount Desert: A History by George E. Street Northeast Harbor: Reminiscences by An Old Summer…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 2 of 3

… was spared the devastation of the October 1947 Bar Harbor fire. However, the village has been far from immune to the impact of major fires.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 1 of 3

1980Item Contributed byNortheast Harbor Library Northeast Harbor was one of the last villages on Mount Desert Island to develop a business center.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: Rustic to Rusticators

1930Item Contributed byGreat Harbor Maritime Museum In 1761, Abraham Somes moved his family to Mt. Desert Island and settled at the head of what is…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Bryants and Rockefellers: Two Seal Harbor Families

The Bryants and Rockefellers: Two Seal Harbor Families Marvin Bryant, Seal Harbor, ca. 1920Item Contributed byTrenton Cemetery & Keeping…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

Cranberry Lodge (Formerly Harbor Cottage) Northeast Harbor Maine, Winter 2009Item Contributed byNortheast Harbor Library The Old Ell is Born...

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

Bird’s eye view of Bar Harbor in the heyday of hotels, cottages and Indian encampments, 1886 Bird's-eye view maps like this 1886 panorama of Bar

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - MDI and the Fire of 1947

Bar Harbor never regained its standing as the premier spot for vacation homes. Today it is better known with its hotels and B&Bs as a tourist spot…