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Friends of Acadia Journal

FOA-journal-spring-2019-v5 FINALA Magazine about Acadia National Park and Surrounding Communities
Spring 2019 – Volume 24 No. 1

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 »



Quilt From ‘Friends’ Honors Service
By Earl Brechlin

Monuments Memorialize Acadia’s Founders
The tragic death of Waldron Bates
By Don Lenahan

Park on Roll to Curtail Rock ‘Art’
Acadia’s stolen rocks are sometimes returned
By Maude Kusserow

Modern Hikers Follow Clara Barnes Martin’s Footsteps
The first travel guide for the island was for those in search of natural scenery and wonder
By Lynn Fantom

Ranger Reports Similar to Today
Challenges faced by Rangers here more than 55 years ago
By Earl Brechlin


• President’s Message: Shutdown Effects, Like Long Winter, May Linger
• Superintendent’s View: When You’re Down, You Realize Pretty Quickly Who Your Friends Are
• Donor Profile: Catherine and John Salvato: It Started with the Honeymoon
• Chair’s Letter: Sharing Some Park Perspective
• Special Person: Lydia Kimball


• Where in Acadia?
• Updates
• Advocacy Corner
• New Donors

Cover Photograph: Spring’s green fire comes to the east flank of Dorr Mountain in Acadia National Park. Cover photo by Thomas 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 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