Thursday, January 18, 2007

Bar Harbor Maine

Resort community

Bar Harbor is a town in Hancock County.

The community was named for Bar Island, which protects the harbor

The latitude of Bar Harbor is 44.387N. The longitude is -68.204W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 443 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,820.

Bar Harbor is on Mount Desert Island.

Early industries included fishing and shipbuilding. During the Gilded Age, a popular resort for wealthy vacationers

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.

Bar Harbor received national attention for a 1947 fire, which destroyed dozens of posh summer estates and 170 permanent homes.

Well-known residents have included:
· Nelson A. Rockefeller, governor of New York and U.S. vice president

Local festivals include:
· Bar Harbor Jazz Festival - Aug. 17-23, 2007
· Native American Festival - July 7, 2007

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