Video: Thousands attend Bar Harbor fireworks



BAR HARBOR — An estimated 10,000 people, or more, turn out to watch the annual fireworks display in Bar Harbor on July 4.

Getting them all quickly on their way home after the show is as much an art, as it is a science. Bar Harbor Police can usually have traffic flowing smoothly again within an hour.

Several key roads are designated as one-way to prevent conflicting flows in the downtown. Among the heaviest trafficked route is the Eagle Lake Road. This time lapse was made from a series of time exposures made over the course of an hour on Tuesday evening from 9:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Earl Brechlin

Earl Brechlin

Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.

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