Study cited in Mount Desert Islander article on Bar Harbor cruise ship season

An economic impact study conducted by the University of Maine was mentioned in a Mount Desert Islander report about the start of Bar Harbor’s cruise ship season. The first of the town’s 171 cruise ship visits is set for Sunday, April 23, according to the article. The UMaine study found that in 2016, passengers visiting Bar Harbor by cruise ship spent about $15 million for an estimated economic impact of $20.2 million, the article states.