BAR HARBOR — Cruise ships will be able to visit the town prior to May 1, at the discretion of the harbormaster, following a 5-2 town council vote Tuesday.
Jane Disney and Ruth Eveland voted against the change. A majority of councilors supported allowing flexibility to the beginning of the cruise ship season, just as is the case with the Nov. 1 end of the season. The move could bring the town increased revenues up to $20,000, town councilor Paul Paradis said.
A majority of councilors Tuesday also supported placing an informational kiosk for cruise ship passengers at Harborview Park. The chamber of commerce will staff the kiosk on cruise ship days. Councilors voted 5-2 in favor of the kiosk, with Jane Disney and Ruth Eveland in the minority.
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