Mount Desert Island Businesses and Professions

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221

(updated 19 September 2023)

Welcome to the Businesses and Professions on Mount Desert Island home page, part of the Mount Desert Island Cultural History Project.

Purpose of this web page: The purpose of this web page is to present information about businesses (other than hotels, which have their own web page) and professions, primarily through the mid-1900s, on Mount Desert Island. Entries are grouped by category, and references in parentheses are to advertisements in local newspapers. To view the advertisement, click on the newspaper citation.

You can help by sending information, including images, by e-mail to or by traditional mail to the address at the top of this page. And, of course, please report all errors found on this website.

Below is a list of Mount Desert Island’s towns. Click on any town name and you will be taken to a list of the businesses in that town.

Bar Harbor
Southwest Harbor