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100 Year Anniversary: Kronprinzessin Cecilie Found Safety at Bar Harbor

Kronprinzessin Cecilie was a German passenger liner completed in 1906 at Stettin Germany. She made regular trips across the North Atlantic for 8 years. In early August 1914, she was at sea when WW I broke out. Kronprinzessin Cecilie turned back and found safety at Bar Harbor. She was laid up and seized by the U.S. Government when the United States entered the war. She was renamed Mount Vernon and served as a U.S. Navy Transport from mid-1917 until Sept. 1919. Mount Vernon was too old to be used in WW II and was scrapped in 1940.

Vanderbilt Carriage House Designer Showhouse

The Vanderbilt Carriage House at Bogue Chitto Estate in Bar Harbor was the 2014 Designer Showhouse sponsored by The Swan Agency SIR and Maine Home + Design.

Proceeds benefited the Bar Harbor Historical Society, and we`re very thankful.

Our photos and posts on this blog show the progression of this exciting project.

The Before Picture

DESIGNER DREAM TEAM ... Organizer Kim Swan met with members of her designer dream team Tuesday to go over plans for the Vanderbilt Carriage House Designer Showhouse in Bar Harbor. The house, which will feature the latest in interior and exterior design trends, will be open for tours this summer with proceeds benefiting the Bar Harbor Historical Society. As plans have evolved spaces in the structure have changed creating additional bedrooms spaces. "There is still time for additional designer participation," Ms. Swan said.

"Fantastic meetings this week at Maine Media Collective and Bar Harbor Historical Society finalizing party dates, tour dates, posters, etc. Can't wait for everyone to see final version of things. Very exciting. In meantime, new roof shingles going on Carriage House today", said Ms. Swan.

The banner is up!

The roof is on!

Shingling is coming along fast!

Shingling is finished! (As of June 29, 2014)

The driveway is paved.

Vanderbilt Carriage House Designer Showhouse is finished and ready for tours! July 12, 2014

Then and Now

We're excited to share with you Seal Harbor Beach from the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" of photo series

Historic...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, June 6, 2016

Next in the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" photo series: The Bar Harbor Fire Department (c. 1911)

Historic image,...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, June 13, 2016

Can you imagine what downtown Bar Harbor looked like back when we were just becoming a national park?

At the Corner of...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, June 20, 2016

Next in the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" photo series: The R.H.B. Fernald Store circa 1891. Many people living...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, June 27, 2016

Cadillac Mountain Walk: Ranger Talking with Visitors, from the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" photo series. What...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, July 4, 2016

Next in the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series, the Seal Harbor Fountain and the Seaside Inn. What changes have...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, July 11, 2016

For the next installment of "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now", Thunder Hole! What have been your splashiest memories...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, July 25, 2016

For the next installment of "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" we have Children at Balance Rock. Feel free to share...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, August 1, 2016

Next in the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series, we have a park ranger at Jordan Pond. Have you taken a photo...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, August 8, 2016

For this week's edition of "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" we have The Bar Harbor Inn and Pier.

Historical image:...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, August 15, 2016

For the next installment of the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series, we have: Early members of the Village Path...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, August 22, 2016

Next in the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series: Main Street, Seal Harbor.

Historic image:Penobscot Marine...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, August 29, 2016

Next in the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series, Sargent Mountain Rusticators. Which summit in Acadia is your...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, September 5, 2016

Next in the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series, Bar Harbor Village Green and Main Street.

Historic image:...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, September 12, 2016

Next in our "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series, Sieur de Monts Spring. As the original part of the park, this...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, September 19, 2016

Next in the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series, George B. Dorr on Beachcroft Trail. Which is your favorite trail...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, September 26, 2016

Next in the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series, Eagle Lake on Horseback. What's your favorite Carriage Road?...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, October 3, 2016

"Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series: Post Office on Cottage Street, Bar Harbor

Historic image, circa early...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, October 24, 2016

"Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series: Cadillac Cliffs.

Historic image: Maine Forest Service. Contemporary image:...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, October 31, 2016

The next image from the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series is a photo from the corner of West and Rodick...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, November 7, 2016

Next in the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series, Sieur de Monts Spring House.

Historic image: Acadia National...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, November 14, 2016

"Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" is proud to present: Main Street toward the pier, Bar Harbor.

Historic image,...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, November 21, 2016

Well all good things must come to an end.:( For the final piece in the "Mount Desert Island, Then and Now" series, we...

Posted by Bar Harbor Historical Society on Monday, November 28, 2016