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Charlie Phippen

Charlie Phippen has been the harbormaster in the town of Bar Harbor for the last 20 years. In this interview, he talks extensively about the town’s relationship with cruise ship visitations, from scheduling trips to accommodating passengers for shoreside excursions, as well as about the congestion in the town’s inner harbor and potential solutions to this issue.






Giulia Cardoso

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Suggested citation: Phippen, Charlie, The First Coast 2019 Oral History Interview, (October 21st, 2019), by Galen Koch, 19 pages, Maine Sound and Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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