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For the Boats & Buoys blog: May 14, 2015

  • Heading out of Northeast Harbor. Bear, Suttons, and Great Cranberry Islands are to the left and ahead. In 30 minutes we’ll be unloading on Little Cranberry Island hidden from view behind Suttons Island.
  • Looking back at Northeast Harbor and Mount Desert Island. The little Kubota tractor is on the barge along with our pickup truck, but will be delivered to Great Cranberry Island.
  • Ready to disembark at Islesford. Now the work begins!
  • Found a volunteer happy to help us unload! Check out that lush, green, spring grass. That is the Blue Duck in the background. It is one of Acadia National Park’s buildings. In its heyday, the Blue Duck was a busy store filled with provisions for ships and residents.
  • Unloaded and ready to begin building on Monday. Our crew today included Fred Rea (l), Mida Ballard, exhibit fabricator (m), and Rosamond Rea (r) Photo by our new friend and helper, J.C.

Today the first load of materials that will be used to construct the Boats & Buoys exhibit went out to Islesford on Beal and Bunker’s barge. It was a spectacular day; the sea was calm, the sky was clear, and temperature was in the upper 50s. The last patches of snow on the peaks of Mount Desert Island visible from the water disappeared a few days ago.