The December 5 Issue of the Islander
Most of the time things on Mount Desert Island move at an evolutionary, rather than a revolutionary pace. Go away for a while and when you come back, you’ll definitely notice differences.
Well, the makeup of the Triangle in Bass Harbor will never be the same now that flames have destroyed Captain Nemo’s, a ramshackle eatery known for its sense of fun as much as its food.
A lack of nearby water severely hampered fire fighting efforts even with trucks and crews from seven Hancock County towns turning out.
Water in that area has already been in the news with severe contamination problems in many nearby wells. Bad septic systems, an old road salt storage site, the town’s former landfill and possible waste from a long-gone industry leave folks there with water, water everywhere but ne’er a drop to drink.
You might want to raise a drink of hot chocolate or cider at one of the annual community Christmas celebrations scheduled in coming days. Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor have theirs on Friday. Southwest Harbor is next week. Oh yeah, Santa’s coming and he knows what you’ve been posting on Facebook! And you can find out, as always, who’s been bad and who’s been good just by checking the police report.
Speaking of next week we’ll have a little better idea by then how the MDI High School boys and girls basketball teams may fare this season. Their openers are this weekend.
Over the last 50 years, railroads have undergone an evolution from steam to diesel power. Come along for the ride as Hulls Cove fine art photographer Victor Hand talks about his splendid new book about the last steam engines on Earth – “A Steam Odyssey.”
You’ve got all that, news about the closure of the Maine Shrimp fishery, ads for deals you use, all the news, opinion and holiday happenings, and more, in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.