Temporary Road Closure
A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »
Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm
The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.
Island Life - Teacher Resources
After traveling by boat to Little Cranberry Island, fifth-grade students visit the Islesford Historical Museum, which houses artifacts of local interest. Students discover why Maine coastal islands were once considered valuable places to live and what island life is like today.
Educator's Guide (pdf - 324kb) - Images are low resolution to reduce file size.
All items are available from the Educator's Resource Library unless otherwise indicated with a *.
Clark, Charles E., James S. Leamon and Karen Bowden, editors. Maine in the Early Republic from Revolution to Statehood. London: University Press of New England, 1988.
*Eliot, Charles W. John Gilley, One of the Forgotten Millions. Bar Harbor, ME: Acadia Press,1989.
*Fernald, Meg. One Man's Museum, The Story of the Islesford Historical Museum. Bar Harbor, ME: Eastern National Park & Monument Association, 1990.
*Hobbs-Olson, Laurie. Teaching with Historic Places. Life on an Island: Early Settlers off the Rock-Bound Coast of Maine. Bar Harbor, ME: National Register of Historic Places & the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Lesson Plan #16.
Judd, Richard W. and Joel W. Eastman, editors. Maine: The Pine Tree State from Prehistory to the Present. Orono, ME: University of Maine Press, 1995.
*Raup, Henry A. Four Generations in Maine: The Carroll Homestead Southwest Harbor 1825-1917. Conshohoken, PA: Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1993.
Rowe, William Hutchinson. The Maritime History of Maine: Three Centuries of Ship Building & Seafaring. Gardiner, ME: The Harpswell Press, 1989.
*Spurling, Ted. Thumbnail Sketch of the Cranberry Isles.
Clifford, Mary Louise and J. Candace Clifford. Women Who Kept the Lights. Williamsburg, VA: Cypress Communications, 1993.
Early American School Books. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1988.
Gardner, James B. and George Rollie Adams. Ordinary People and Everyday Life. Nashville, TN: The American Association for State and Local History, 1983.
Kemp, Peter, ed. The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976.
Kilby, Kenneth. The Cooper and His Trade. Fresno, CA: Linden Publishing Co., Inc., 1971.
Kyvig, David E. and Myron A. Marty. Nearby History - Exploring the Past Around You. Nashville, TN: The American Association for State and Local History, 1982.
Merryman, J.H. The United States Life-Saving - 1880. Grand Junction, CO: Vistabooks, 1989.
Nylander, Jane C. Our Own Snug Fireside. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994.
Platt, David D., ed. Island Journal, Vol. 12. Rockland, ME: Island Institute/Philip W. Conkling, 1995.
Puty, George, ed. Island Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1. Rockland, ME: Island Institute, 1984.
Rascals and Rogues of Long Ago. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1989.
Reeves, Randall, Brent Stewart and Stephen Leatherwood. Seals and Sirenians. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1992.
Rowe, William Hutchison. The Maritime History of Maine (Three Centuries of Shipbuilding and Seafaring). Gardiner, ME: The Harpswell Press, 1948.
Sloane, Eric. A Museum of Early American Tools. New York, NY: Funk and Wagnals, 1964.
Stenson, Elizabeth. Early Settler Activity Guide. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1983.
Weitzman, David. My Backyard History Book. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., 1975.
Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States 1492 - Present. U.S.A.: Harper Collins Publishers, 1995.
Children's Stories of the 1850s. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1987.
Cooney, Barbara. Island Boy. New York, NY: Puffin Books, 1988.
Grandma Trooley's Old Fashioned Picture Book for Boys and Girls. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1988.
Gunby, Lise. Early Farm Life. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing, 1983.
Kalman, Bobbie. Colonial Crafts. New York,NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.
Kalman, Bobbie. Early Artisans. Toronto, Ontario: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1983.
Kalman, Bobbie. Early Travel. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.
Kalman, Bobbie. Early Stores and Markets. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.
Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: The Kitchen. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1993.
Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: Tools and Gadgets. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.
Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: Settler Sayings. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1994.
Kalman, Bobbie and Tammy Everts. Historic Communities: A Child's Day. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1994.
Kalman, Bobbie and Tammy Everts. Historic Communities: Customs and Traditions. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1994.
Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: A One-Room School. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1994.
Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: 18th Century Clothing. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1993.
McCloskey, Robert. Blueberries for Sal. New York, NY: Puffin Books, 1948.
Roop, Peter and Conny Roop. Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhode Books, 1985.
Did You Know?
The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.