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Fun Photo Friday — Out and About Bar Harbor Part 1


The Dock

The Dock

 This Friday and next I’ll be presenting some of my favorite shots (many of them post-processed for effect) of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and the surrounding waters. Click on any image below for today’s fun photo gallery, and don’t forget to read the captions.

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Maine Street, Bar Harbor


Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

Or is it “Main Street?”

The town of Bar Harbor almost seems frozen in the early 20th Century. The shops and restaurant have a distinctly 1920s-1930s feel and look to them, and the fishing fleets and masted schooners offshore further enhance the effect.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

One needn’t go far to escape the early 20th Century however. While many of the largish mansions on the outskirts of town retain a traditional look, there is no mistaking the modern windows and other anachronistic flourishes.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

Today’s photo gallery slide show:

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Bah Hahbah — It’s in Maine


Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

Or is it “Bar Harbor?” We’re down to our last seven blog posts on the Montreal-to-Boston run aboard Holland America’s MS Maasdam. Over these last seven posts we’ll explore Bar Harbor, Maine; the Mount Desert Island portion of the Acadia National Park; and see images of the charmingly unique Egg Rock Light guarding ships in Frenchman Bay.

MS Maasdam

MS Maasdam

We anchored off the coast of Mount Desert Island on Friday, June 6, and from there we tendered into the town of Bar Harbor. Mount Desert, by the way, is the sixth largest island in the Lower Forty-Eight (the Contiguous United States), and Bar Harbor is that once famous summertime destination of the rich and famous — John D. Rockefeller; J. P. Morgan (No, not Jaye P. Morgan. The other J. P. Morgan — John Pierpont); Cornelius Vanderbilt; and a man to whose wealth I have personally contributed on several occasions — the late, great William “Bill” Ruger.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

Today you’re seeing images of Bar Harbor, a picturesque town that offers myriad photographic opportunities with a historic quaintness that begs for some artistic post-processing for a more vintage look.

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