Near Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
What Do Park Rangers Do?
Acadia National Park
It is a job like no other. Most weeks, park rangers wear many hats. Some help people learn about wildlife. Others patrol trails, answer questions, and help folks stay safe. Some shine light on American history to build understanding of who we are and where we came from. Rangers save lives, protect historic buildings, and care for precious artifacts. No matter the task at hand, there is just one mission park rangers share. We keep these places protected so that people today can enjoy them – and so that our national parks will be around to be seen, understood, and enjoyed by future generations, too.
The building in front of you was Acadia’s first ranger station. People have been learning about this unique landscape – with rangers’ help – since Congress established the park in 1916.
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Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 44° 19.281′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bar Harbor ME 04609, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thunder Hole Ranger Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Icy Depths (within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds of the Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); Thunder Hole (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Hot Line” to Europe (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alessandro Fabbri, Lieutenant, U.S.N.R.F. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Once a Busy Waterfront (approx. 0.6 miles away); Satterlee Field (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bar Harbor.
More about this marker. A photo at the bottom of the marker depicts a “Ranger and Boys Looking Westward in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island, Maine.” A series of photographs on the top of the marker show Park Rangers engaged in various activities. “River runners patrol the Colorado River at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.” “A pilot and medics rescue an injured climber at Arches National Park in Utah.” “A marine biology specialist identifies and records fish species at Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida.” “A ranger manages a prescribed fire at a western national park.”
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.