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2010-11-10 12:59:00

At Risk: 2 Million Annual Park Visitors Spending $160 Million and Supporting 3,000 Maine Jobs; A Glimpse of a Future With 'No Thunder' from Thunder Hole and Atlantic City Temperatures AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life in Acadia National Park and the Maine communities that depend on it for economic activity are in for some major and unpleasant changes if steps are not taken to rein in climate change, according to a detailed new report issued today by the Rocky...

2009-03-13 07:05:00

BAR HARBOR, Maine, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Maine Coast Bicycle Tours, offering what the company calls an ideal mix of luxury and activity, is offering a "Stomp the Recession" discount of $200 per person off its popular "All Acadia" tour. The six-day tour features a variety of bicycling routes in Acadia National Park, located near Bar Harbor, ME, along with deluxe inns and gourmet restaurants. "This tour is for those who enjoy being active but also like to be pampered with the finest food,...

2008-09-15 15:00:25

By ERIC RUSSELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF TRENTON - Two grants totaling nearly $1 million that have been in the works for several years were officially released last week and are expected to provide a big boost to public transportation in Hancock County. The grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration will help fund a storage and maintenance facility for Downeast Transportation Inc. and will add new buses to the company's fleet. "We have been anxiously...

2008-09-15 15:00:17

By ERIC RUSSELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF WINTER HARBOR - It has been three months since representatives of a large-scale development project on more than 3,000 acres of the Schoodic Peninsula brought their ideas to the public. Yet while the plans seem to be in limbo, the landowners appear to have every intention of moving forward, although they admitted that elements of those plans could be slightly different from the initial proposal. Cecelia Ward, a spokesperson for a group of landowners...

2007-10-13 09:00:14

By Bill Trotter, Bangor Daily News, Maine Oct. 13--It might be difficult for the millions of tourists who flock every summer to Bar Harbor to envision, but 60 years ago, thousands of people were trapped in the downtown seaside resort, desperately trying to flee what resembled a bombed-out and blackened war zone. Click here to view a slide show of historical photos from the fire The frightening event made newspaper headlines across the country and drew hundreds of soldiers, students...

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Acadia National Park
2013-03-04 09:12:06

Acadia National Park is located in the United States, in the state of Maine. It holds most of Mount Desert Island and the islands associated with it along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Created in 1919, this park is the oldest National Park that occurs east of the Mississippi River and was known as Lafayette National Park until 1929. The land encompassed by the park was originally inhabited by the Wabanaki people. When Samuel de Champlain saw the area in 1604, he described it as holding...

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