Death in Acadia: And Other Misadventures in Maine's National Park

Death in Acadia: And Other Misadventures in Maine's National Park

by Randi Minetor


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Maine Acadia National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the United States. It is an adventure seeker's paradise. Hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, back-country skiing, and ice-climbing are among the activities pursued there; as well as the less extreme sight seeing along the Park Road and Atlantic coast. Death in Acadia gathers the stories of fatalities that have occurred in the park, from falls to exposure to cardiac arrest—even getting swept out to sea—and presents dozens of misadventures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608939091
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication date: 05/17/2019
Series: Dear Earthling Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 298,822
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Randi Minetor has written more than thirty books, including Historic Glacier National Park, Death in Glacier National Park, and Death in Zion National Park. She lives in Rochester, New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 The Lure of Wild Water: Death by Storm Observation 1

Chapter 2 Over Their Heads: Death by High Waves 15

Chapter 3 Inland Waters: Other Drowning Deaths 31

Chapter 4 The Most Dangerous Trail: Death on the Precipice 45

Chapter 5 Missteps: Falls from Mountains 61

Chapter 6 Vertical Walls: Death on the Beehive 81

Chapter 7 Not on Purpose: Death by Gunshot 87

Chapter 8 Charred Forests: The Fire of 1947 91

Chapter 9 Morning Murder: The Body in the Garden 101

Chapter 10 Undue Haste: Death on the Road 113

Chapter 11 Man Down: Death by Plane Crash 121

Chapter 12 The Thickest of Plots: Death by Murder 125

Epilogue: How to Stay Alive in Acadia National Park 137

Appendix: Deaths in Acadia National Park by Date 143

References 149

Index 159

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