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Friends of Acadia Journal

A Magazine about Acadia National Park and Surrounding Communities
Fall 2020 – Volume 25 No. 3

The Friends of Acadia Journal is published four 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. Acadia is published four times a year. Submissions and letters are welcome. Membership in Friends of Acadia includes a subscription to the Journal.   Join Now »

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Features:

RAIDERS OF THE LOST PARK
Pair Unearths Acadia’s Administrative History

By Earl Brechlin

WALKING THE WALK
Rehab of Region’s Longest Bog Walk Wraps Up

By Earl Brechlin

BORN TO BE WILD
Falcon Reintroduction Success Takes Wing

By Lynn Fantom

WHEN HOLLYWOOD HIJACKED SAND BEACH
“Queen Of The Sea” Ruled O’er Acadia

By Earl Brechlin

THE RESILIENCE OF YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
Outdoor Learning Expands During Pandemic

By Paige Steele

ACADIA AS MUSE INSPIRES GIVING
Stitching Art And Outdoors

By Julia Walker Thomas

Perspectives:

  • President’s Message: Challenges Strengthen Commitment
  • COVID Effects: Pandemic Alters Visitation Landscape
  • Superintendent’s View: A Once-In-A-Career Opportunity
  • Chair’s Letter: A Successful Roundabout 
  • Acadia, In My Own Words: Donna Reis

Departments:

  • Where in Acadia?
  • Test Your Acadia Memorial IQ
  • New Members
  • How Did You Get That Shot?
  • Updates
  • Special Person, Julia Schloss

Cover Photograph: Maple leaves reveal their hidden autumn glory along Duck Brook in Acadia National Park. COVER PHOTO BY EARL BRECHLIN/FOA. 

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 2020 Journal sponsors:

A.B. & J.R. Hodgkins
Acadia on My Mind
Acadia Shops
Acadia Park Company
Anne’s Point Inn
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop
Bar Harbor Savings & Loan
Bay Ferries (The Cat)
Beal’s Lobster Pier
The Bluenose Inn – Lafayette Hotels
Burdick & Associates Landscape Design    
The Claremont
Coastal Kayaking Tours
College of the Atlantic
Coplon Associates
Davis Agency
Dawnland
EverGreen Home & Hearth
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars
The Gallery at Somes Sound
Galyn’s
Hale & Hamlin
Hannaford
House Wine
The Jackson Laboratory
John Williams Boat Company
Knowles Company
L.S. Robinson Company Insurance
LandVest
LL Bean
Lynam Agencies
Machias Savings Bank
MDI Grows
Michael L. Ross Law Office
Mount Desert Hospital
Mount Desert Islander
Nelson F. Goodwin Company
Oli’s Trolley
Peruvian Link Bar Harbor
Seal Cove Auto Museum
Swan Agency Real Estate
VHB
Wallace Events
Window Panes

Archive of Past Friends of Acadia Journals