Ocean Highways

Ocean Highways (tmp-4a86b)

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

N 44° 24.318', W 68° 14.22'

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Acadia National Park

Frenchman 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.
Directly across Frenchman Bay . . . the beautiful group of islands, . . . like stepping stones, form a connecting line to Mount Desert . . .Pennsylvania Railroad Company's Summer Excursion Book, 1891
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HM Numbertmp-4a86b
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 560754 N 4917173
Decimal Degrees44.40530000, -68.23700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 24.318', W 68° 14.22'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 24' 19.08" N, 68° 14' 13.2" W
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Area Code(s)207
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Paradise Hill Rd, Bar Harbor ME 04609, US
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