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‘Bar Harbor’ (‘Acadia’), Maine To Start Using Parking Meters As Of Summer 2019.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the MDI news story from April 17, 2019.


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I can see and appreciate the good and bad of this. Parking, especially ‘extended parking if you are going out on the water’, can get crazy in Bar Harbor during the Summer rush. Legal, extended parking is only possible on a section of ‘West Street’ — close to ‘Eden St’ (i.e., Route 3). This part gets filled up pretty quickly in the morning.

This said we invariably manage to find a place to park in Bar Harbor: morning, noon or night. The meters could help. Plus, there is always the FREE bus.

Lets see what transpires. I feel bad for the locals and workers that will have to pay. Bar Harbor is an expensive place to live and work.


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Another Accident Involving The “Chart Room Restaurant” Outside Of ‘Acadia National Park’ — March 1, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


From the outstanding ‘Mount Desert ISLANDER

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“The Chart Room” is a well-known landmark just a few miles prior to the MAIN Hulls Cove entrance to the Acadia National Park. Click to ENLARGE. Created by Anura Guruge.



Thursday, March 1, 2018.

This was NOT a serious accident, unlike the one in September 14, 2017, that killed an elderly pedestrian in “Chart Room Restaurant” parking lot.

This was ahead of the approaching storm and as far as I can tell there was no bad weather involved.

For the Island, Mount Desert, this is a busy stretch of road. I do NOT think the restaurant was open. Not much open up there this time of year.


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Fatal Car Accident Outside Of ‘Acadia National Park’ On Sunday, January 7, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Two vehicle accident, on Route 102, at the Southwest Harbor town line, a Ford Escape, travelling North (towards Somesville), and GMC truck coming the other way.

The fatality, Mr. Christopher Colman (28), of Saco, Maine, was the driver of the Ford, which had slid on an icy patch.

The accident happened around noon, on Sunday, January 7, 2018.


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Southwest Harbor (Acadia), Maine: ‘Firefighter Workout’ — A Great Way To Burn Some Thanksgiving Calories.

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From the oustanding ‘Mount Desert ISLANDER


Southwest Harbor, Maine (one of many harbors around Acadia National Park), is a bohemian and creative oasis. It is the home of the “Common Good Cafe” — my favorite place for Sunday breakfast when I am up there.

This fundraised caught my eye. Neato. I love tug-of-war. Pulling a fire truck would be so cool. I am envious.


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Half-Price Annual Season Pass To ‘Acadia National Park’ Available In Bar Harbor, ME — Nov. 11 — Dec. 31, 2017.

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From the oustanding ‘Mount Desert ISLANDER

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IF you visit Acadia on a regular basis, as we have over the last few years, this is a good deal.

The drawback being that you have to buy it in person in Bar Harbor, Maine. If you know somebody up there — that would work.

I am GOOD, thank you. We have, between us, two LIFETIME passes for ALL the National Parks!


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Serious, But Non-Fatal, Bicycle Accident On ‘Acadia National Park’ Loop Road, November 2, 2017.

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From the oustanding ‘Mount Desert ISLANDER


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Not much details as to how, or where, the accident took place. Sounds like he rear-ended a car, BUT was the car parked on the Loop Road (which is not unusual) or did it brake suddenly. Either way he was lucky and he knows it. Shame.

Interesting that folks are still out on the Park ‘this late’. I am sure it is lovely. I wish I could go up there. Miss it.

So, another non-fatal accident.


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72-Year Old New Yorker Drives His Car Into ‘Bass Harbor’ Outside Of ‘Acadia National Park’, September 26, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


From the oustanding ‘Mount Desert ISLANDER

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Click to ENLARGE. Though many of you know “Bass Harbor” in terms of its iconic lighthouse, the Harbor itself is set back — and in this case the accident was on the ‘Bernard’ side. Created by Anura Guruge.


The New York Couple had been to dinner at “Thurston’s” at Bernard.

We eat at “Thurston’s” too and had done so on September 3, 2017
— just 3-weeks earlier.

Pictures of “Thurston’s” and Bernard Harbor.


No fatalities and not that serious. Driving into a harbor … You would expect that from a New York driver.

He was looking for Route 102. The roads around Bernard are narrow and if there was a fog, at night, it could be tricky.


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Elderly Pedestrian Killed Just Outside ‘Acadia National Park’, September 12, 2017 — “Chart Room Restaurant” Parking Lot.

by Anura Guruge


From the outstanding ‘Mount Desert ISLANDER

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“The Chart Room” is a well-known landmark just a few miles prior to the MAIN Hulls Cove entrance to the Acadia National Park. Click to ENLARGE. Created by Anura Guruge.



As far as I know, and as far as I can tell, this is the only fatal accident anywhere close to Acadia National Park in 2017 — so far. The prior major accident, on July 11, 2017, was non-fatal. Prior to that was the motorcycle crash, on Cadillac Mountain, September 4, 2016.

To be fair this was NOT inside the Park but it is as close to the Park as you can get without actually being inside. As you can see in the report, Park Rangers were at the accident to handle traffic.

Well known landmark. Hard to miss. Always crowded.

We were, of course, at Acadia over the Labor Day Weekend, this year — as we have since 2013. Traffic was crazy a couple of times BUT no accidents as far as I heard.


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Non-Fatal Car Crash At ‘Acadia National Park’ July 7, 2017 — 7 In Honda Odyssey, Minor Injuries.

by Anura Guruge


From the oustanding ‘Mount Desert ISLANDER

Anura Guruge Acadia National Park July 7 2017 car crash Honda Odyssey

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Anura Guruge Acadia Park accident map

Where the accident happened, 0.5 miles south of the entrance to Cadillac Mountain Road. Van was heading northbound towards Bar Harbor.


We had been there just 10-days earlier — in a 7-seater van, in our case a Nissan Quest as opposed to a Honda Odyssey.

I feel for them. Great testimonial Honda that they plunged 30′ feet down an embankment and only the 60-old driver suffered any injuries and even those were slight. Good job they didn’t hurt or kill anyone. Falling asleep at the wheel — just after noon! Possible that they got up early that morning to drive up from Boxborough, Mass., and that he was tired. Not good.


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