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Friends of Acadia Journal

A Magazine about Acadia National Park and Surrounding Communities
Summer 2019 – Volume 24 No. 2

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 »



Acadia’s Power to Heal
Nature’s magic elixir holds great power
By Dianna Emory 

Capturing Acadia in Full Moon Shadow
Photographer lets nature light the way
By Lisa Horsch Clark

Trail Crew Stuck Between Rock and Hard Place
Shutdown, hiring woes limit scope of work
By Earl Brechlin

The ‘Other Side’ of George B. Dorr
Father of Acadia explored interest in paranormal
By Ronald H. Epp

Liddy Hubbell Draws Inspiration from Acadia
Park’s elegant motifs infuse artist’s work
By Carl Little


• President’s Message: Many Choices, Many Voices Enhance Acadia
• Acadia Questers: Mom, Daughter Connect Via App
• Benefit Outlook: 30th Benefit Is A Bridge To Future
• Superintendent’s View: Investing In The Future
• Donor Profile: Quiet Conservationist, Visionary Philanthropist
Chair’s Letter: Summer Swings Into High Season
• Special People: Couple’s Love Grows With Acadia



• Where in Acadia?
• By the Numbers
• Test Your Acadia Bridge IQ
• New Donors
• Updates
• Business Members

Cover Photograph: Bass Harbor Marsh. Cover photo by Nathanial X. Boëchat FOA/ADMT

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 2019 Journal sponsors:

A.B. & J.R. Hodgkins
Acadia on My Mind
Acadia Shops
Acadia Park Company
Anne’s Point Inn
Asticou Inn
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop
Bar Harbor Savings & Loan
Beal’s Lobster Pier
Bluenose Inn
Burdick & Associates Landscape Design    
The Claremont
Coastal Kayaking Tours
College of the Atlantic
Coplon Associates
Fair Trade Winds
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars
First National Bank
The Gallery at Somes Sound
Hale & Hamlin
House Wine
The Jackson Laboratory
John Williams Boat Company
Knowles Company
L.S. Robinson Company Insurance
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
Pedego Acadia
Seal Cove Auto Museum
Swan Agency Real Estate
Window Panes

Archive of Past Friends of Acadia Journals