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Acadia National Park

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Distant Shores of Acadia National Park

Off the southeast edge of Mount Desert Island lies Baker Island, a seldom-seen corner of Acadia National Park. Stand on this island and the rugged profile of Mount Desert Island stands out sharply.

Seven miles out to sea, this small island holds one of the oldest lighthouses in the area, according to the National Park Service.

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