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Acadia National Park Shut Down

| October 1, 2013

Acadia National park

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) – Some of the first to feel the effects of the federal government shutdown will be tourists at Acadia National Park. ┬áThe national park that draws more than 2 million visitors each year will shut down the Park Loop Road, cutting off access to Cadillac Mountain and the Jordan Pond House Restaurant that serves popovers and tea on the lawn. Bathrooms and gates will be closed, and campers will be asked to leave. Sheridan Steele, park superintendent, said it’s a “shame” to have a shutdown during peak foliage season, with the park’s trees showing vibrant orange, red and yellows. To the south, thousands of shipyard workers were told to report to duty Tuesday at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. They’ll be told after their arrival whether to remain at work or to go home.

 

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