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.
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.
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.