Park service replacing utility line in Acadia

BAR HARBOR — The National Park Service is set to begin replacing an overhead utility line in the Schoodic Section of Acadia National Park.

Work was scheduled to begin on Feb. 11, with the first phase consisting of removing overgrown vegetation encroaching on the current lines while construction and design documents are being developed.

According to a press release from Acadia National Park, “This utility line supplies electricity, phone and internet services to several federal facilities near Schoodic Point and to park partner Schoodic Institute. The utility line is 50 years old and the poles supporting the utilities have rotted and are at risk of collapsing.”

The project will employ best management practices to ensure minimal impact on surrounding wildlife and wetlands. Crews will be burning piles on location and smoke rising from the area of the utility line replacement may be visible at times.

This project is funded through entrance fees to Acadia National Park. Work is being completed by National Park Service employees.

Contact Daniel Meggison, facilities project manager at Acadia National Park, at 288-8767 or [email protected] for questions.

Maxwell Hauptman

Maxwell Hauptman

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Maxwell Hauptman has been reporting for The Ellsworth American since 2018. He covers eastern Hancock and western Washington counties and welcomes story tips and ideas. He can be reached at [email protected]

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