About 2.5 million people visited Acadia National Park last year (up a quarter of a million from 2009), and many of them stayed in Bar Harbor. With that in mind, I'm posting a photo to show you how different Bar Harbor's waterfront looks as of today. The long-standing Quarterdeck Restaurant at the foot of Main Street has been demolished—along with neighboring buildings on West Street—to make way for a large new hotel. When the project is done the town will have a very different look down by the pier.
If only it were so easy to create new habitat for other animals.