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The Great Fire of 1947

The devestation of the fire of 1947 can be viewed in the many collected scrapbooks of personal and news based accounts. The many statistics include the following; (see more photos below)

Acreage Data - cumulative by dates
Date inside park outside park total
10/17 -- 130 130
10/21 85 1940 2025
10/22 1055 2940 3995
10/23 7450 8970 16420
final 8630 9930 18560
Acreage Data - by town
Town inside park outside park total
Bar Harbor 7930 9745 17675
Mount Desert 700 185 885

170 year round residents lost their homes, while 67 summer residents lost theirs.


Forest Street


Eagle Lake Rd.


Mountain Avenue