Monthly Archives: January 2017

Bar Harbor Municipal Pier, Mt. Desert Island, Maine

This image shows the parking lot and a portion of the municipal pier in Bar Harbor providing transportation for visitors to and from Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

Color by Alton Johnson

The description states:

Mt. Desert Island Information Booth on the Municipal Pier at Bar Harbor, Maine.

–Prior to 1947 Bar Harbor was a summer destination for the extremely wealthy, who built palatial summer homes in the town. During the disastrous fire of that year, 67 of these mansions were destroyed along with over 100 other homes and 5 grand hotels.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park, Maine

This image shows a group of tourists observing the water and sound phenomenon known as Thunder Hole, in Acadia National Park, on Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

Color By Ray Goodrich

The description states:

THUNDER HOLE

Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island, near Bar Harbor, Maine

–This natural feature, known as a blowhole, is found in some coastal areas where the rocky cliffs have been eroded from underneath and a channel created in the rock which is exposed to the surface some small distance inland. The wave action forces the water into the narrow channel and upwards with considerable force and noise at the surface eruption point.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Scenic Drive, Mt. Desert Island, Maine

This image shows the course of the ‘new’ scenic drive which winds inland towards Mt. Cadillac in the distance. 

Color by Alton Johnson\

The description states:

New Scenic Drive to Summit of Mt. Cadillac – Mt. Desert Island

Cadillac Mountain at 1,528 feet is the highest peak within 25 miles of the coast from the Canadian border to well south of the Mexican border.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.