The AT&T cell phone tower in Otter Creek. ISLANDER PHOTO BY DICK BROOM

Cell tower activated

TOWER OF POWERED UP The AT&T cell phone tower in Otter Creek, disguised as a giant pine tree, was activated Aug. 22, two years after it was approved by the Mount Desert Planning Board.

The tower was erected last winter, and the antennas were installed near the top several months later.

The tower provides cell service not only to the village of Otter Creek, but also to surrounding areas of Acadia National Park, including the nearby Blackwoods Campground. The new AT&T tower on Gatehouse Road, just north of Northeast Harbor, is scheduled for activation early next year.

Dick Broom

Dick Broom

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Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. [email protected]
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