Bar Harbor residents launch effort to cap daily visits by cruise ship passengers. A group seeks to limit the number of passengers from cruise ships to no more than 1,000 per day
A group of residents has launched a citizen initiative to allow town voters to decide whether to limit the number of cruise ship passengers allowed to disembark in town on a given day.
The group presented the language of a land use ordinance amendment to Bar Harbor Town Clerk Liz Graves seeking to limit the number of cruise ship passengers to no more than 1,000 per day regardless of the number of ships in port.
Three hundred signatures are required to put the question to town voters.