Bar Island

Bar Island (HM200R)

Location: Bar Harbor, ME 04609 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 23.436', W 68° 12.588'

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Bar Harbor, Maine

—The Museum in the Streets —

After being privately owned by several families such as the Rodicks and Pineos, the long period of arguments over its development and ideas to build a bridge to Bar Harbor lasted until John D. Rockefeller, Jr. quietly purchased the half of the island that has the sandbar which provides access to the town. Acadia National Park now owns the entire island which is accessible by foot at low tide. A word of warning. Be sure to check tide charts before you go there; the way across is completely covered by four to eight feet of water at high tide.           Veazie Cottage, the mansard architectural-style building on the corner across the street, was the third summer home built in Bar Harbor. It originally stood where the Bar Harbor Inn is now located, at the end of Newport Drive and was moved to its present site in 1887.
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HM NumberHM200R
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByMuseum in the Streets
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 562936 N 4915561
Decimal Degrees44.39060000, -68.20980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 23.436', W 68° 12.588'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 23' 26.16" N, 68° 12' 35.28" W
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Area Code(s)207
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-15 Bridge St, Bar Harbor ME 04609, US
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