Former park leader dies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — John “Jack” Hauptman, superintendent of Acadia National Park from 1987 to 1991, died here Feb. 3. He was 82.

Hauptman lived in Southwest Harbor during his time at Acadia. He helped start private fundraising efforts to restore the carriage roads and preserve scenic vistas.

Hauptman was superintendent at Fire Island National Seashore from 1982 to 1987 and from 1991 to 1997, when he retired from the National Park Service.

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