Seatrade Cruise News cites Bar Harbor economic impact study
An economic impact study conducted by the University of Maine was mentioned in a Seatrade Cruise News article about two Bar Harbor ballot questions regarding the passenger ship business. One measure would limit the size of ships coming alongside the town, and would give voters the right to decide the daily passenger cap, according to the article. The other measure would authorize a zoning change so the former international ferry terminal on the outskirts of town could be rebuilt as a cruise dock, the article states. The report cited the UMaine School of Economics study that estimated cruise passenger spending in Bar Harbor had a $20.2 million economic impact in 2016.