Latest Bar Harbor Stories

2009-06-09 09:38:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Be chilled, thrilled, and spooked on a 5-night adventure aboard Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas roundtrip Boston. Mark Nesbitt, author of the best-selling "Ghosts of Gettysburg" series, will headline this unique cruise of New England and CanadaOctober 17 -22, 2009. Onboard, Nesbitt will host some spooky story telling, bringing to life his many adventures that have convinced him that ghosts do indeed walk among us. Ports include Portland and Bar...

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,...

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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