Cemeteries of Bar Harbor - Thomas Cemetery        
Thomas Cemetery
Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 5 August 2013)

Location. Along northeast side of Bay View Drive, Eden. UTM: 19T 0553766, 4919797; Lat./Long.: N 44°25′46.1″ x W 68°19′28.2″

Directions. From the intersection of Routes 3 and 102/198 at the north end of Mount Desert Island (just after you cross the bridge from Thompson Island), bear left on Route 3. Follow Route 3 for 2.3–2.4 miles to the intersection on the left with Bay View Drive. Turn left onto Bay View Drive, and the cemetery is on the right in less than 0.1 miles.

Property description. The following description of the cemetery boundary is reconstructed from the 16 December 2004 deed (Hancock County Registry of Deeds book 4094, pages 172–177) for the land that abuts the cemetery on three sides—the Bay View Road abuts the fourth side:
   Beginning at an iron fence foot at the southwesterly corner of the cemetery;
   run N 60°44′40″ E 52.78 feet to a #6 rebar set in 1991;
   then N 32°57′25″ W 69.70 feet;
   then S 57°28′25″ W 52.39 feet to an iron fence foot at the northwesterly corner of the cemetery;
   then southerly along the road to the first mentioned bound.


   1. The apparent boundary of the property that contains this cemetery is well marked with iron stakes. Within this boundary a new (2000) natural-wood fence has been erected. A space in the fence allows for entrance/exit. Most low, woody vegetation has been removed. A few stones are standing, but most are propped up or laying on the ground.
   2. Eben M. Hamor's notes about this cemetery were published in The Bar Harbor Times on Saturday, 20 March 1915 (page 2, column 3). In addition to shedding light as to the “owner” of the “B. P.” footstone (see footnote 4 below), they report a gravestone for a Nicholas Wasgatt that reads “Died Jan. 21, 1863; aged 73 years, 1 month and 3 days.” A search for that stone needs to be made.

Names and dates on gravestones and other markers. (complete as of 30 April 1999)
   B. [footstone only]4 (footstone)
   Abraham (Capt.; husb. of Jane) - d. 15 November 1838 Æ 53 y., 1 d. (grave, gravestone, footstone)
   Bancroft W. - d. 29 April 1878 Æ 57 y., 7 m. (gravestone)
   George [H.?]1 (son of Nicholas J. and Nancy T. [no stones]) - d. 11 September 1846 Æ 8 m., 3 d. (gravestone)
   Hannah (wife of Nicholas) - d. 20 May 1870 Æ 85 y. (lot, headstone, misplaced footstone)
   Lafayette (son of Nicholas J. and Nancy T. [no stones]) - d. 4 April 1846 Æ [...]2 (gravestone)
   Jane (wife of Capt. Abraham) - d. 15 January 1870 Æ 76 y. (gravestone)
   Morton (son of Nicholas J. and Nancy T. [no stones]) - d. 27 January 1842 Æ 1 y., [3?]1 m., 6 d. (gravestone)
   Nicholas (husb. of Hannah) - d. 18 October 1865 Æ 85 y., 5 m. (lot, headstone, misplaced footstone)
   George B. (son of William N. and Mary [...]3 [no stones]) - d. 30 November 18[...]1 Æ 22 d. (gravestone)
   John T. (husb. of Huldah [no stone]) - d. 22 May 1853 Æ 66 y. (grave, gravestone, footstone)
   Julia A. - d. 10 April 1836 Æ 13 y.; (“was interred at Deer Isle, New Brunswick”) (headstone)
   Margaret J. D. (dau. of John T. and Huldah [no stone]) - d. 18 April 1849 Æ 19 y. (headstone)

   1Difficult to read.
   2Stone broken.
   3Initial illegible.
   4According to Eben M. Hamor's notes about this cemetery, there is a gravestone for Benjamin Peach—the “B. P.” footstone is likely his—that reads “Sacred to the memory of Capt. Benjamin Peach. who died at sea Sept. 25, 1851. Lat. 14 north; long. 78 west; aged 41 years, 5 months and 17 days”. A search for this stone needs to be made.

Images and information (including corrections) should be sent to info@vfthomas.com or mailed to “Bar Harbor Cemeteries” at the address at the top of this page.