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Friends of Acadia Journal

A Magazine about Acadia National Park and Surrounding Communities
Spring 2018 – Volume 23 No. 1

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The Friends of Acadia Journal is published three times a year. With features about Acadia National Park’s history, resources, and programs, news about Friends of Acadia’s projects and activities, and information about how to get involved, the Friends of Acadia Journal is a great way to stay connected to Acadia National Park, all year long. Membership in Friends of Acadia includes a subscription to the Journal.   Join Now »



Photographer Holds a Passion for Acadia
By Susan Garver

Connection to the Home of One of Acadia’s Founders
By Shawn Keeley

Sign Shop Volunteers Prepare for Spring
By Earl Brechlin

Looking Ahead, and Astern, on Near-decade with FOA
By Jack Russell

Acadia Defender Ready to ‘Rock’ Retirement
By Earl Brechlin


• President’s Message: Looking Forward to Spring–and Beyond
• Superintendent’s View: Acadia, Islesford get ‘Blue Ducks’ in a Row
• #AcadiaInWinter: Our Friends Share Images of Winter
• Trial by Ice:Flood Brings Damage, Freeze Lures Skaters
• Donor Profile: Eliza Worrick is an FOA Trailblazer
• Chair’s Letter: Spring is Time for Setting Goals
• Special People: Couple’s Career Focused on Acadia


• Where in Acadia?
• Updates
• Recommended Reading
• How the Wild Gardens Grew
• Meet the Donors

Cover Photograph: Relatively uncommon in Maine, a patch of
yellow lady slippers blooms in Acadia National Park. Photograph by Tom Blagden.

Friends of Acadia is a membership and volunteer organization, and our work is significantly powered by volunteer effort. The Journal is no exception, and we are grateful to all of the writers and photographers who generously contribute their time and talents to our publication.

Thank you to our Journal sponsors:

Acadia Corporation
Acadia on My Mind
Anne’s Point Inn
Asticou Hotel
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop
Bar Harbor Historical Society
Bar Harbor Savings & Loan
Beal’s Lobster Pier
Bluenose Inn
Burdick & Associates Landscape Design
Canon U.S.A.
Chapter Two
Coastal Kayaking Tours
Coplon Associates
Davis Agency
EverGreen Home & Hearth
Fair Trade Winds
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars
Frenchman Bay Research Boating
The Gallery at Somes Sound


House Wine
Jackson Laboratory
John Williams Boat Company
Kimball Shop
Knowles Company
L.S. Robinson Company Insurance
Lynam Agencies
Machias Savings Bank
MDI Grows
MDI Hospital
Michael L. Ross Law Office
Mount Desert Islander
Nelson F. Goodwin Company
Oli’s Trolley
Seal Cove Auto Museum
Swan Agency Real Estate
Window Panes
XYZ Restaurant