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  • I wish American would come back to Bangor 

  • RJ

    Lived most of my life on the sea. Love these visits. Reinforces the caricature presentation of we loveable, backwater Mainahs.  Think that mid October is getting a bit late in the season to get the idyllic Maine image, but still, a $ is a $ any time of the year.  Bring them on & kudos to the coastal communities for getting them to their towns.

    • Anonymous

      Tis Autumn! Maybe they’re coming for our New England leaf peeping. Too bad people don’t come up to my part of Maine. What views they’re missing!

      • RJ

        Right on. Possibly the recent blustery days has clouded my outlook.  Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    I wish I could afford to live on “The World”. I hope its docking will enrich the local merchants. I hear the residents are ultra rich! The real 1%.

    • Anonymous

      Yes the infamous 1%…ZZZZZZZZSnore

  • Anonymous

    My post is lost at sea! I shall not trouble myself to write it again.

  • Anonymous

    It’s hard to imagine being an owner of one of those condos on that ship, The World, having nothing to do,  but cruise around the world and spend more money.

    • Anonymous

      its not a condo ,,,A condo is a privately owned unit within a building of individually owned units. The owners are responsible for everything within the walls of their units. The home owner’s association is then responsible for the building structure and common areas of the complex

      • Anonymous

        Which is exactly what the owners of these “units” on The World have, they may not define it as a “condo” but that’s precisely what they are. They pay annual maintenance fees of $260K.

        • Anonymous

          You will be that a condo can be own by many people its called time sharing theses are own by one person  an maybe two

    • Anonymous

       It’s the tinkle down theory

  • Anonymous

    About a hundred or more years ago visitors came to all corners of Maine to visit via ship, ferry and rail. It’s nice to see the ports of Maine getting so many visitors from all over the world. Rich people “from away” have always been a part of our heritage, and we should be proud to welcome them and grateful that after they go home, we get to live here all year round.

  • Anonymous

    Eastport is growing by leaps and bounds and this ship will bring in some much needed revenue to some of the fantastic restaurants and shops there.  Hopefully more will come to this particular port.

  • Anonymous

    funny how a few dollars eases the “environmental” concerns down there in rockland  ………………

    • Anonymous

      You know it.. Might stir up the bottom a little with the props, the poor clams……

  • Anonymous

    Bar Harbor’s economy is now largely built around Jackson Labs and the thousands of wealthy tourists discharged from up to three cruise ships daily who then fan out around MDI. 

    Unfortunately there is only ONE Mount Desert Island in Maine and one national park, so the rest of the state gets the crumbs from this cake.

  • Anonymous

    I live in Belfast, where these boxy cattlebarges lumber in all summer long,disgorging flocks of old gaffers who stagger up the street, look at the chachka in the trinket-store windows, and then back down to the barge, where they feed ’em up on frozen…dinner. 
    Because they have already paid for room and board, they don’t have much reason to dine here, and so they guy trinkets and maybe an ice cream cone. Whoopee!
    At the same time, the reporter ignores the fact that there is an established and prosperous Maine-based “cruise ship” industry, otherwise known as the windjammer schooner fleet. These vessels are owned by Mainers, homeported in Maine, spend their maintenance money here, pay taxes here. The crew comes from all over, and doesn’t get paid much, but on the whole they spend it on Saturday night in true sailor fashion, in town, mostly in exorbitant tips to barmaids. 

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