The first three-part series, Smoke in a Cranberry Bog, details the socioeconomic impacts of the 1947 fire. The first episode, now available for streaming on all major platforms, paints a picture of early 20th century Bar Harbor. They briefly cover aspects of the grand cottage era, automobile tourism, impacts of The Second World War, and fire as an agent of change in Bar Harbor.
Through the Dooryard is a podcast series that shares deep-dive narratives of relevant historical events and affairs pertaining to the town of Bar Harbor, Maine. It aims to deliver a retrospective and reflective analysis of these historical events to foster a shared connection to place. Produced by the Bar Harbor Historical Society.
WLBZ Radio, (October 26 1947) “Coverage of Bar Harbor Fire of 1947”. WLBZ Radio Station Records. MS 608. D 16.79; CD 9 Track 6. Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine.
Obermeyer, Jane Cormier. 1980.NA1422, MF067, NAFOH. Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.”
Cover photo credits: Bangor Daily News; found in the Bar Harbor Historical Society archives