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Devastating Northeast Harbor Fire--Apparently Started at the Colonel's

hiddenboston Jul 29, 2008 12:55 PM

I just heard that part of the center of Northeast Harbor was damaged or destroyed last night, as a fire started in the Colonel's Restaurant and spread to several other businesses.

What a horrible thing to happen to that town. I hope everyone can rebuild, including the Colonel's.

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    BikeToEat Jul 29, 2008 01:13 PM

    Here's photo of the fire engulfing the Colonel's, http://mdislander.com/site/index.php?....

    I haven't been in the Colonel's in a long time, but they used to have quite a display of Wyeth paintings worth millions. Yikes.

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    1. re: BikeToEat
      hiddenboston Jul 29, 2008 01:18 PM

      That photo absolutely breaks my heart. I have been vacationing in Northeast Harbor every year since I was 10 years old. Just horrible...

      Was the Tan Turtle Tavern affected by this? I know it is only a few storefronts down from the Colonel's...

      1. re: hiddenboston
        Mainegal Jul 29, 2008 01:32 PM

        No mention of the Tan Turtle. According to local reports, the fire destroyed three buildings: Colonel's, Wingspread Gallery and The Joy Building. It also damaged the Kimball Shop Boutique.

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          BikeToEat Jul 31, 2008 03:16 PM

          More photos: http://www.ellsworthamerican.smugmug....

          From what I can tell from these pictures Tan Turtle looks to be ok.

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      Alica Jul 31, 2008 06:47 PM

      Thank you for all of your info and photos. It is hearbreaking to see NE Harbor in that way. We love it there, it is very special. Will be there in September, we are so looking forward to it.

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