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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5 responses to “Bah Hahbah — It’s in Maine

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  2. Nice shots! The cruise sounds pretty great. I’ll be doing a road trip in a couple days to Portland, ME, and am really looking forward to the scenery. This was a nice little preview of sorts.

  3. Bar Harbor is a lovely little town. I visited it approx. 15 years ago and enjoyed it very much. BTW I’m pretty sure I had lunch on that pier.

    • It is a neat little town, Cora. Ursula and I were very impressed. We didn’t eat on the pier, but rather we had lobster at Testa’s. And, yes, it was exquisite.