Mount Desert Island Heritage


Material for the Island Heritage section of this website was gleaned in part from several of the the publications listed below, and in part from many conversations held over almost 30 years with long-time island residents, some of whom were born here, and some of whom are members of old-line summer families.

Sargent F. Collier, Acadia National Park: George B. Dorr's Triumph.
Knowlton & McLeary Co. 1965.

G. W. Helfrich and Gladys O'Neill, Lost Bar Harbor. Downeast Books. 1982.

Anne Mazlish, editor, The Tracy Log Book 1855: A Month in Summer.
Mount Desert Island Historical Society. Acadia Publishing Company, 1997.

Samuel Eliot Morison, The Story of Mount Desert Island. Little, Brown and Company, 1960.

Virginia Somes-Sanderson, The Living Past. Virginia Somes-Sanderson, 1982.

George E. Street, Mount Desert - A History. Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1905.

Mrs. Seth S. Thornton, Traditions and Records of Southwest Harbor and Somesville.
Acadia Publishing Company, 1988. (Originally published 1938.)

Loretta M. Turner, When Bar Harbor Was Eden. Arcadia Publishing, 1995.