Bar Harbor, Maine, investigating ‘unauthorized’ cruise ship visit

The town of Bar Harbor is investigating what it says was an “unauthorized” cruise ship visit to the town last week.

The American Cruise Lines vessel Constitution, which can carry 170 passengers, anchored in the town’s waters on Thursday, June 15, town officials said Wednesday afternoon. The ship did not have a confirmed reservation when it appeared in Bar Harbor, they said.

“American Cruise Lines knowingly took this action over the express objections of the Town and in violation of the Memorandum of Agreement,” the town said in a statement.

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