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.
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.
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.
- Bar Harbor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_Harbor,_Maine
- Mount Desert Island: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Desert_Island
- Cornelius Vanderbilt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Vanderbilt
- William B. Ruger: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_B._Ruger
- P. Morgan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan
- John D. Rockefeller: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Rockefeller
- Holland America: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland_America_Line
- MS Maasdam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Maasdam