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Southwest Harbor Public Library

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

That changed when store and innkeeper Tobias Roberts built a simple wooden wharf at the end of Main Street in Bar Harbor, making it possible for the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… the island’s western side—Somesville, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Seal Harbor—followed a different course of development than Bar…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Inns

Island House and slip, Southwest Harbor, 1893Item Contributed bySouthwest Harbor Public Library Making Accommodations By the mid-1880s, Bar Harbor

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Twentieth-Century Community Life

Twentieth-Century Community Life Bar Harbor and Bar Island, ca. 1930 Bar Harbor, as it appeared in 1930.Item Contributed byMaine Historical…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rustication

Southwest Harbor now had several hotels from Manset to Clark Point. The most famous was the Claremont, built by Deacon Clark's niece and her…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

… the Congregational on the Bass Harbor Road in Southwest Harbor, and the Baptist, on Meeting House Hill in The Center, between Somesville and Seal…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Savage Family of Mount Desert

… and they established a permanent homestead just southwest of Harbor Brook at Asticou. In three exhibits, we focus on the branch of the family…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - More Permanent Settlers Arrive

… as Somesville, Otter Creek, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor and Tremont. Most of these early families received their land titles from either…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Basketball: From Rivals to Teammates

Bar Harbor and Pemetic in Southwest Harbor served their communities until consolidation. The name "Mount Desert High School" has a more complicated…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Guiding Services for Sport Hunters

In 1880 young William set up a fish cannery in Southwest Harbor and oversaw the operation for two decades.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Division of MDI Begins

The final division was in 1905 when Southwest Harbor was separated from Tremont and was incorporated as a town.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Champlain Society - Page 1 of 2

… shore, and visit the villages of Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Somesville. The Logbooks Champlain Society Camp log, Mount Desert Island…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …then came the settlers…

… Somes met the island’s “Indian Governor” near Southwest Harbor, “bought” land from him for a gallon of rum, and documented the deal on a piece of…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Beginnings

… island's first road stretched from Somesville to Southwest Harbor, by way of Beech Hill. Everyone cleared land and planted fruit trees and grew…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Champlain Society - Page 2 of 2

Village life centered around Somesville and Southwest Harbor. It is true that after two or three years, as the young men grew older, their scientific…

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

… a status signal to Coast Guard headquarters in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Fog A lighthouse is more than light.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

… of timbered land on Hobart Hill, about four miles southwest of Presque Isle. Some of the timber was cleared and sold to the lumber company.