Acadia National ParkSince the early 1800s, Otter Creek has been the site of a fishing village with wharfs and fish houses on the waterfront and homes on the hills. Residents caught fish, dried them on racks along the cove, and shipped them to Boston and other cities. Families also sold lobsters, worked in granite quarries, cut firewood, farmed, and later, provided services for summer residents and tourists. Today this community is completely surrounded by Acadia National Park. For some residents this adds scenic values and quiet to their lives, but for others this causeway impedes access to the inner cove by boat and disrupts traditional patterns of fishing. Although most of the old fish houses are gone, generations of the same families still live here. Today, the Aid Society of Otter Creek promotes community life and preserves historic buildings in the village.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 564092 N 4907101|
|Decimal Degrees||44.31435000, -68.19633333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 18.861', W 68° 11.78'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 18' 51.66" N, 68° 11' 46.8" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Park Loop Rd, Mount Desert ME 04660, US|
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