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Bar Harbor,

town (1990 pop. 2,768), SE Maine, on Mount Desert IslandMount Desert Island
, c.100 sq mi (260 sq km), largest island off the coast of Maine; separated from the mainland by Frenchman Bay, Mt. Desert Narrows, and Western Bay. The island's rugged topography is a result of glacial action.
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 and on Frenchman Bay; settled 1763, inc. 1796. It was a famed New England resort during the 19th cent. Bar Harbor is a port of entry, and a port of call for cruise ships; from 1956 to 2009 a ferry connected the town with Yarmouth, N.S. In 1947 a large part of the town was destroyed by fire. Jackson Memorial Laboratory for biological research and the College of the Atlantic are there. Nearby Acadia National ParkAcadia National Park,
48,419 acres (19,603 hectares), SE Maine, on the Atlantic coast; est. as Sieur de Monts National Monument 1916, designated Lafayette National Park 1919, renamed 1929.
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 is a major tourist attraction.
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