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1st Maine Heavy Artillery survivor opens a Bar Harbor hotel

From Confederate target to Bar Harbor hotel keeper, such were the fortunes of war and peace for John H. Douglass. Living in Eden (now Bar Harbor) in 1862, the 21-year-old Douglass married Margarette Higgins of Eden on April 19. A sailor since he had hired on as a $5-per-month cook on a fishing schooner at […]