An arcus cloud. PHOTO COURTESY OF RICHARD HELMKE

Images this week



Passengers and crew aboard the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company vessel Atlanticat were treated to the sight of a rare shelf, or arcus, cloud while offshore on Monday evening. The ominous-looking cloud, though harmless, while similar in shape, is not a “wall” cloud often associated with tornado activity.

George Mitchell stands with his wife and children at the unveiling of his official portrait. PHOTO COURTESY OF OFFICE OF SEN. ANGUS KING

George Mitchell stands with his wife and children at the unveiling of his official portrait. PHOTO COURTESY OF OFFICE OF SEN. ANGUS KING

Former Senate majority leader and former federal judge George Mitchell, 82, of Mount Desert, was joined by family at the unveiling of his official portrait at the federal courthouse in Bangor on July 20.

Joining him were his children Claire and Andrew and his wife, Heather.

A review of “The Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Impossible,” a recently released biography of the Maine icon written by Douglas Rooks, was published in this week’s issue of the Mount Desert Islander. The review was written by Islander Editor Earl Brechlin.

 

The Thorndike estate in Bar Harbor. ISLANDER PHOTO BY DICK BROOM

The Thorndike estate in Bar Harbor.
ISLANDER PHOTO BY DICK BROOM

The Garden Club of Mount Desert held an Open Garden Day tour on Saturday. Six homes in Bar Harbor and Mount Desert opened their grounds to the public for the annual event.

The tour included historic gardens from homes built long ago, as well as gardens that surround more recently built estates.

 

 

A new speed limit sign on Route 3 in Otter Creek. ISLANDER PHOTO BY DICK BROOM

A new speed limit sign on Route 3 in Otter Creek.
ISLANDER PHOTO BY DICK BROOM

Less than a week after the Islander reported that, in several places on Mount Desert Island, there was a discrepancy in the posted speed limit on opposite sides of the same stretch of road, the Maine Department of Transportation corrected the problem in at least one of those spots.

With the installation of this sign on Route 3 just north of Otter Creek, vehicles traveling both ways are directed to go the same speed.

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