Maine's Costal Mountains
|Two views of one of many mountain lakes in Acadia|
|The park includes mountains, an ocean shoreline, woodlands, and lakes. In addition to Mount Desert Island, the park comprises much of the Isle au Haut, parts of Baker Island, and a portion of the Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland.|
In total, Acadia National Park consists of more than 47,000 acres, including 30,300 acres on Mount Desert Island, 2,728 acres on Isle au Haut and 2,366 acres on the Schoodic Peninsula. The permanent park boundary, as established by act of Congress in 1986, includes a number of private in-holdings that the park is attempting to acquire.
Frenchman Bay with a cruise ship anchored off Bar Harbor
The cruise ship Maasdam, which is of Netherland registry and run by Netherland America Lines (NAL). It runs cruises from Boston, MA to Quebec City, Quebec. The ship was chistened by actress June Allyson in 1993.
|On the left is Bar Harbor. Those dots on the water are boats of various sizes in the harbor. That would be Arvie up on the hill.|
|Unlike Inukshuks, which are left by travelers to leave a sign of their having been there, these Cairns are stone markers to guide hikers and keep them on the trails. Inukshuks are prohibited in Acadia in order to not confuse the hikers.|
People hiking and people driving
This one seems to have been modified
|Cadillac Mountain, named after the French Antonie de Cadillac Explorer of the same name, is on the eastern side of the island. Its green lichen-covered, pink granite summit is, because of a combination of its eastern location and height, one of the first places in the United States to see the sunrise.|
|A view from the top|
Those little lines sticking up along the ridgeline were people
U.S. Geological Survey Benchmark
Me standing on the marker
And another mountaintop view
Another view of Frenchman Bay
|Left is another mountain lake. On the right is a small waterfall I encountered.|
It is really beautiful up there
|On the left is a shot of Gypsy displaying the kinds of roads in Acadia. On the right is a photo of the road.|
Another mountain lake
|People venturing out on the coastal rocks. It's a long way to the bottom.|
There are some sandy beaches. This one is named Sandy Beach.
|The majestic 110 foot high Otter Cliff, one of the highest headlands north of Rio de Janeiro. |
|Catman fishes and so do the loons|
|More rugged coast|
|Another mountain lake and an inlet|
|The Fire of 1947: Beginning on October 17, 1947, 10,000 acres (40 km2) of Acadia National Park were burned in a fire that began along the Crooked Road several miles west of Hulls Cove. The forest fire was one of a series of fires that consumed much of Maine's forest as a result of a dry year. The fire burned until November 14, and was fought by the Coast Guard, Army, Navy, local residents, and National Park Service employees from around the country. Restoration of the park was supported, substantially, by the Rockefeller family. Regrowth was mostly allowed to occur naturally and the fire has been suggested to have actually enhanced the beauty of the park, adding diversity to tree populations and depth to its scenery.|
|In 1999, The Schooner Margaret Todd replaced her predecessor the Natalie Todd, which sailed from Bar Harbor for so many years. This unique, 151 foot, four-masted schooner was conceived and designed by her owner, Captain Steven Pagels. Named after Capt. Pagels' grandmother, the Margaret Todd was built over a two year period by the Schreiber Boatyard in St. Augustine, Florida, and was launched on April 11, 1998. The Margaret Todd offers 1-1/2 hour to 2 hour windjammer cruises in Frenchman Bay with great views of the Downeast Coast.|
Statistics: Overall Length, 151' Hull length, 121' Beam, 23' Displacement, 150 tons.
A part of Bar Harbor, Maine and Frenchman Bay