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Cadillac Sunset

Taken from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island. Shortly after this photo the gale that was blowing knocked my tripod over. As far as I know the camera is working fine. There were some nervous minutes though.


Cadillac Mountain is a mountain located on Mount Desert Island, within Acadia National Park with an elevation of 1,528 feet (470 m). Before being renamed in 1918, the mountain had been called Green Mountain. The new name honors the French explorer and adventurer, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac. In 1688, De la Mothe requested and received from the Governor of New France a parcel of land in an area known as Donaquec which included part of the Donaquec River (now the Union River) and the island of Mount Desert in the present-day U.S. state of Maine. Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, a shameless self-promoter who had already appropriated the "de la Mothe" portion of his name from a local nobleman in his native Picardy, thereafter referred to himself as Antoine de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, Donaquec, and Mount Desert. (Wikipedia)

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Taken on October 13, 2014