Probably one of the crowning jewels of the National Park system, Acadia National Park and nearby Bar Harbor are major destinations for summer vacations, but this summer they were the learning centers for two our Brothers who studied the natural bounty of the offshore waters and the picturesque sights of small town life on Mount Desert Island.
|Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Stone Barn Farm is well worth a view while in the area. It can be quite visually striking at different times of the day depending on the weather.|
Congress allocated the necessary funds for purchasing the land and constructing the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse on August 18, 1856. Two acres of land on the southwestern tip of the island was purchased for eighty dollars, and after the lighthouse was completed the remaining amount of $16.65 was returned to a surplus fund.
This shows Champlain Mountain as seen from the Schooner Head Road in Bar Habor, Maine. Champlain Mountain is one of several mountains on Mount Desert Island, Maine in Acadia National Park. Its elevation is 1,058 feet (323 m) above sea level.