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Mount Desert Island is in Hancock County.
The community was named for its treeless peaks, visible from ships at sea.
The latitude of Mount Desert Island is 44.348N. The longitude is -68.344W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
The island became a popular resort with the arrival of steamboats in the mid-19th century. A group of Bostonians, wanting to preserve the beauty of the island, began buying up property. They donated 6,000 acres to the federal government in 1913.
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Historic districts in Mount Desert Island include Somesville Historic District ... View historic districts
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