To the Editor:

Letter writer Gary Conrad’s comments of the deleterious effects of the proposed half-mile pier for cruise ships are right on the money.

In addition, consider the following scenario: A hot summer day, two enormous cruise ships at the pier. All living spaces on these two ships are air conditioned, and the power comes from running their diesel engines, producing a visible and smell-able exhaust.

Further, a brief glance at a chart of the bay tells us that a half-mile pier constructed at right angles to the shore will extend far enough to overlap the tip of Bar Island. This is a huge pier!

Is this what we want for our town?

George Kidder

Bar Harbor

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