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Cultural History Project
Markers, Monuments, and Memorials

Markers, Monuments, and Memorials of Mount Desert Island

part of the Mount Desert Island Cultural History Project

(updated 8 July 2014)

Welcome

to the Markers, Monuments, and Memorials of Mount Desert Island home page, part of the Mount Desert Island Cultural History Project.

Purpose of this web page:

The purpose of this web page is to present information about Mount Desert Island’s markers, monuments, and memorials in an accessible way. These objects usually honor a person or persons (sometimes unnamed), but one marks a site of a former building (first townhouse in Eden). Links to images of the island’s monuments, markers, and memorials are provided below.

How to contribute:

All information (including images) should be e-mailed to museum@mdihistory.org or sent by traditional mail to MDI Markers, Monuments and Memorials, c/o Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660.


Click on the name of the town you are interested in, or scroll down to see information for all the towns on Mount Desert Island.


Bar Harbor

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Bar Harbor Armed Forces – at Rodman/Dahlgren cannon near town pier end of Shore Path (cannon with plaque between them; close-up of plaque)
Bar Harbor Armed Forces – Bar Harbor Village Green (bench and monument with plaque; close-up of plaque; inscription on end of bench)
Bar Harbor Veterans of Foreign Wars – 70 Cottage Street, on the lawn of the American Legion Post (flagpole with rock and plaque; close-up of plaque)
Barker, Jean T. – Barker Park, next to Bar Harbor post office; UTM: 19T 0563112, 4915446; Lat./Long.: N 44°23′22.4″ x W 68°12′27.4″ (park and rock with plaque (2008); park and rock with plaque (2011); plaque)
Bates, Waldron – Gorham Mountain trail, just before intersection with south end of Cadillac Cliffs path (ledge with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Bowdoin, Edith G. – near intersection of Route 3 and Schooner Head Road (planter with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Bridgham, Fanny Schermerhorn – north end of Lake Wood (stone)
Civil War soldiers – Mount Desert Street cemetery (Civil War monument; back of monument)
Civilian Conservation Corps – Acadia National Park Headquarters, McFarland Hill (Interpretation headquarters and plaque; close-up of plaque) [photos by Judy Mickens]
Cochran, William F. Jr. – Kebo Valley Golf Club (tee 8)
Davis, Betty – Blagden Preserve (bench with plaque; plaque)
Davis, Richard Slaton – College of the Atlantic campus (bench; close-up of bench)
Diederich, Kurt – near base of Kurt Diederich’s Climb (close-up of step)
Dorr, George Bucknam – Sieur de Monts (monument with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Eaux Douces – in woods near Sieur de Monts (rock; close-up of rock)
Ells, John B. – town dock, Bar Harbor (monument; plaque)
Engel, Fritz F. and Gertrude von Bentheim – Otter Cliffs (cliff with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Fabbri, Alessandro – Fabbri Memorial, Otter Point (stone with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Ford, Edsel B. – Kebo Valley Golf Club (tee 18)
Fox, DeGrasse – intersection of Eagle Lake Road and Route 3 (stone with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Francklyn, Lillian Endicott – Gorge Trail (plaque)
Garber, Mike and Nettie – College of the Atlantic campus (bench; close-up of bench)
Hamblen, Eth and Stan – Blagden Preserve (rock with plaque; plaque)
How, Charles T. – ledge on north shore of Fawn Pond; UTM: 19T 0558533, 4917318. On the lower right corner of the plaque (below the bolt) is the inscription “Jno Williams Inc./Bronze Foundry N.Y.” (close-up of plaque)
How, Charles T. – Woodbury Park (monument in Woodbury Park; close-up of monument; hallmark on side of bronze; article in 16 October issue of The Bar Harbor Times (p. 1, col 6))
Jesup, Morris K. and Maria DeWitt – beside trail at north end of the Tarn (rock with plaque, close-up of plaque)
Kane, Annie Cottenet – north end of Lake Wood (stone)
Kane, John Innes – west side of Tarn trail (stone with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Kent, Atwater – west side of Schooner Head Road; UTM: 19T 0565093, 4911219; Lat./Long.: N 44°21′4.8″ x W 68°10′59.8″ (stone with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Lincoln, Abraham – on oak tree across from parking lot for Blagden Preserve; UTM: 19T 0550604, 4914572 (oak trees, plaque on left tree; close-up of plaque)
Liscomb, Shirley M. – Kebo Valley Golf Club (tee 3)
Mather, Stephen Tyng – near summit of Cadillac Mountain (ledge with plaque; close-up of plaque)
McKinney, David Phillips – Great Head; N 44°19.593′ x W 68°10.610′ (plaque) [photo by Linda Lang]
Morrell, Edward – along east side of Route 3; UTM: 19T 0563805, 4912585; Lat./Long.: N 44°21′49.4″ x W 68°11′57.4″
Newlin, E. Mortimer – College of the Atlantic Campus (rock; close-up of rock)
O’Brien, John J. – Kebo Valley Golf Club (tee 15)
O’Brien, Louise W. – Kebo Valley Golf Club (tee 6)
Roberts, John Whittington – Bar Harbor Village Green (bench; close-up of lettering)
Rockefeller, John D. Jr. – Otter Cliffs (ledge with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Rose, Doug – College of the Atlantic campus (bench; close-up of bench)
Satterlee, Louisa P. – near top of stairs at Sand Beach (stone with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Schieffelin, William Jay Jr. and Annette – garden at La Rochelle, home of Maine Seacoast Missionary Society (garden with plaque; close-up of plaque)
seafarers – Maine Sea Coast Missionary Society grounds, 127 West Street (facing the building from West Street, the stone [with plaque], flag pole, and anchor are on the lawn to your right) (flags, anchor, and stone with plaque; anchor and stone with plaque; close-up of plaque)
town house, site of first built in Eden – near Salisbury Cove cemetery (rock with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Wood, Donald A. – bandstand on Bar Harbor Village Green (bandstand; rock with plaque; plaque)
Young, Andrew Murray – east branch of Canon Brook; UTM: 19T 0562532, 4910072; Lat./Long.: N 44°20′28.4″ x W 68°12′55.9″ (plaque)


Mount Desert

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Allen, Albert and Mimi – Seal Harbor Village Green (bench with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Allen, Joseph – beside Jordan Pond Trail just north of intersection with Jordan Pond Carry Trail (rock with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Champlain, Samuel de – north of Route 3, between Seal Harbor and Otter Creek; UTM: 19T 0561634, 4905455 (monument; plaque on side facing Route 3 and ocean; upper plaque on reverse side of monument; lower plaque on reverse side of monument)
Chase, Joseph P. Jr. – Northeast Harbor Veterans Memorial Park (Northeast Harbor honor roll)
Chilles, George M. – Northeast Harbor Veterans Memorial Park (Northeast Harbor honor roll)
Clement, John – Seal Harbor (monument with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Colket, Ruth and Tristram – east side of Jordan Pond; UTM: 19T 0559688, 4908668 (rock with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Cooksey, George Borwick – Cooksey Drive, Seal Harbor (ledge with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Curtis, Joseph Henry – Asticou Terrace path; UTM: 19T 0557498, 4905428 (full monument; closer view of monument)
Cushing, Sarah Eliza Sigourney (wife of Edward Tuckerman) – bench at southeast edge of Jordan Pond (bench with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Eliot, Charles William – Eliot Mountain ridge trail, 1/4 mile north of Thuya Garden (ledge with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Frost, Richard – at turn in Giant Slide Trail; UTM: 19T 0556076, 4911170; Lat./Long.: N 44°21′5.9″ x W 68°17′47.1″ (stone with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Graves, Donald F. – Northeast Harbor Veterans Memorial Park (Northeast Harbor honor roll)
Grindle, Kenneth F. – Northeast Harbor Veterans Memorial Park (Northeast Harbor honor roll)
Kelley, Francis G. – Northeast Harbor Veterans Memorial Park (Northeast Harbor honor roll)
Lurvey, Lester J. – Northeast Harbor Armed Forces monument across from Northeast Harbor library (Northeast Harbor Armed Forces monument; Lester Lurvey plaque); Northeast Harbor Veterans Memorial Park (Northeast Harbor honor roll)
Moore, Ralph – Northeast Harbor Armed Forces monument across from Northeast Harbor library (Northeast Harbor Armed Forces monument; Ralph Moore plaque)
Musetti, Joseph T. Jr. – Northeast Harbor Veterans Memorial Park (Northeast Harbor honor roll; U.S. Navy River Patrol Boat plaque)
Northeast Harbor Armed Forces – across from Northeast Harbor library (monument with plaques)
Northeast Harbor Veterans – park near boat dock; UTM: 19T 0557006, 4904752 (Veterans Park monument)
Parker, Robert H. – Northeast Harbor Veterans Memorial Park (Northeast Harbor honor roll)
Pine, John Buckley – north end of Bar Island in Somes Sound
Pryor, James Williamson – north end of Bar Island in Somes Sound
Rand, Edward Lothrop – south end of Seaside Trail, Seal Harbor; N 44°18.012′ x W 68°14.658′ (rock with plaque; plaque) [photos by Judy Mickens]
Reddish, Elaine Higgins – lawn next to Somesville library (bench; plaque)
Reynolds, Ralph W. – Northeast Harbor Armed Forces monument across from Northeast Harbor library (Northeast Harbor Armed Forces monument; Ralph Reynolds plaque); Northeast Harbor Veterans Memorial Park (Northeast Harbor honor roll)
Sargeant, Samuel Duncan – Sargeant Drive (ledge with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Savage, Charles Kenneth – Thuya Garden (ledge with plaque; close-up of plaque) [photos by Judy Mickens]
Smallidge, Mazie E. – flag pole and flag in front of Pretty Marsh schoolhouse (Pretty Marsh schoolhouse and plaque; close-up of plaque)
Smith, Cornelius (husb. of Mary Wheeler) – granite cliff on Somes Sound
Smith, Julian G. – Northeast Harbor Veterans Memorial Park (Northeast Harbor honor roll)
Somes, Abraham – Somesville, near scenic bridge in village (millstones and plaque; close-up of plaque)
Somes, Thaddeus Shepley – Somesville, scenic bridge in village (bridge with stone; close-up of stone)
Van Santvoord – near summit of Triad (Triad summit and plaque; close-up of plaque) [photos by Judy Mickens]
Wheeler, Mary (wife of Cornelius Smith) – granite cliff on Somes Sound
Wright, Leslie D. – Seal Harbor (stone with plaque; close-up of plaque); Northeast Harbor Veterans Memorial Park (Northeast Harbor honor roll)


Southwest Harbor

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Hamblen, Walter – near Harbor House (bell; close-up of bell; plate)
Hudson, Joan – on side of Harbor House (plaque)
lost at sea – next to Harbor Master’s office in Manset; UTM: 19T 0554954, 4901997; Lat./Long.: N 44°16′8.9″ x W 68°18′41.2″ (monument; close-up of plaque)
Norwood, Eugene M. – “square” at intersection of Route 102 and Seal Cove Road (sign marking “square”)
Norwood, Maurice W. – “square” at intersection of Route 102 and Seal Cove Road (stone)
Parker, Ida May – tomb in Mount Height Cemetery (tomb, plaque)
Smith, Bev – garden beside Harbor House (plaque)
Spiker, Larue – near Harbor House (bench with plaque; close-up of plaque)
Veterans’ Honor Roll – public square west of Route 102 just south of intersection with Clark Point Road (left side of honor roll; right side of honor roll)
Veterans’ of All Conflicts – in front of American Legion Hall (legion hall; plaque)


Tremont

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Ashley, Fred – [in front of Tremont Community Center]
Carter, Roy – [in front of Tremont Community Center]
Galley, Clarence – [in front of Tremont Community Center]
Jewett, Melvin “Bud” – Tremont fire station (Tremont fire station; fire station sign and plaque; plaque)
Jordan, H. Oliver – Tremont fire station (Tremont fire station; fire station sign and plaque; plaque)
Reed, Herbert – [in front of Tremont Community Center]
Reed, W. Stanley – beside Route 102A in Bass Harbor (park; close-up of plaque)
Sawyer, George – [in front of Tremont Community Center]
Sea Memorial – near Bernard dock (Tremont Sea Memorial monument; close-up of plaque)
Swaszey, Joseph – [in front of Tremont Community Center]