WLBZ cites economic impact study in report on proposed Bar Harbor cruise ship hub

An economic impact study conducted by the University of Maine was mentioned in a WLBZ (Channel 2) report about the town of Bar Harbor’s proposal to turn one of its ferry terminals into a cruise ship hub. Town officials want to buy the ferry terminal off Eden Street from the state and create a maritime activities district, according to the report. Hundreds of thousands of Bar Harbor’s visitors come into town by way of the many cruise ships that service the area annually, WLBZ reported, citing the UMaine study that found cruise ship passengers spent $20.2 million in Bar Harbor last year.