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“Sieur de Monts”, Acadia National Park — Is No Longer Flooded.

by Anura Guruge

From the “National Park Service” Website.

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I had seen the above notice on the “National Park Service” Website before I had set off to Acadia.

We swung by “Sieur de Monts” on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

As you can see from my pictures it was NOT flooded. Lot of snow/ice and the ground was very soggy. But, the flooding was history. That, however, was before today’s latest Nor’easter, “Quinn“.

So, just giving you an update.

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by Anura Guruge

Flowers Of Acadia National Park — July, 2016 (Part II).

by Anura Guruge

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All taken with the Fuji X-T1 I rented.

These were taken at the
Wild Gardens of Acadia

located at “Sieur de Monts“,
the very heart of the Park
— and its original name.

See this post for “Flowers — Part I

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All part of my ongoing 3-year effort to SHARE as much of the incredible “Acadia National Park” and the taking pictures with Fuji X-Series camera experiences with you.


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Acadia National Park Centennial In July 2016 Three-Years Too Premature!

by Anura Guruge

As I posted here 2-days ago the ‘National Park Service’ (NPS) on their Website has this banner proclaiming ‘Acadia National Park‘, 1916 — 2016, Centennial.

That, however, is a bit of poetic license — and I am sure the NPS knows that Acadia has NOT been a National Park for 100 years — as yet!

On July 8, 1916 the area south of Bar Harbor was established as the Sieur de Monts National Monument. Not a park, but a Monument — as is the case with ‘Canyon de Chelly‘, one of my most favorite places in the world, ever. See below for the distinction between the two.

It only became a park on Wednesday, February 26, 1919.
[Kind of ironic. Though this ‘creation’ would have happened in Washington, D.C., this would have been the dead of winter at the Park per se.]

It was the SAME DAY that the ‘Grand Canyon‘ was also established. So that is special.

But it was NOT called ‘Acadia’ in 1919! That only came to be 10 years later, on January 19, 1929. It was created as ‘Lafayette National Park‘. Here is the NPS brochure to ‘Lafayette National Park’ from 1921.

On page 3 of the brochure you can see this:


Interesting description of the Park. Doesn’t make it sound that appealing to visit.

Wikipedia sums it all up quite succinctly.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access Wikipedia entry for the Park.

Distinction between a National Monument and a National Park.

Click each image to ENLARGE and read here.


What the ‘National Park Service’ says. At: http://www.nps.gov/cong/faqs.htm

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The ‘Sierra Club’ has a ‘better’ description. From: vault.sierraclub.org/planet/199611/nationalpark.asp

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by Anura Guruge