Acadia National ParkFrenchman Bay extends seven miles between Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula, which lies beyond the Porcupine Islands. For centuries, humans have plied these bountiful waters to fish, trade, and enjoy the scenery. In the long struggle to possess North America, French frigates hid behind the Porcupine Islands to prey on English warships, which led to the name "Frenchman Bay." Early European settlers crisscrossed the bay in schooners, sloops, and fishing boats to harvest the bay's abundance. Beginning in the late 1800s, tourists arrived by steamboats and pleasure yachts, establishing Bar Harbor as a popular resort.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:20pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 560754 N 4917173|
|Decimal Degrees||44.40530000, -68.23700000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 24.318', W 68° 14.22'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 24' 19.08" N, 68° 14' 13.2" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Paradise Hill Rd, Bar Harbor ME 04609, US|
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