In Acadia NP's hub town, the prospect of more cruise ship dockings has residents concerned

BAR HARBOR, Maine — For more than a century, the view from the top of Cadillac Mountain has drawn travelers to this remote and rocky, glacier-carved landscape. Looking down from 1,500 feet, they marvel at its natural beauty: the calm, flat blue of Frenchman Bay; the Porcupine Islands floating like dumplings; the white shroud of fog lifting from the sea.

Nowadays, though, the panoramic vista frequently includes another, less natural object: a big white cruise ship parked just off the coast.

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