Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:50

Stormy weather affects cruise ship activity

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BAR HARBOR - Much of eastern Maine was affected by heavy rain and wind Tuesday.

Weather conditions affected cruise ship activity in Bar Harbon, where the Norwegian Gem dropped off around 2,500 passengers.


The cruise ship's tenders were able to deliver passengers to land before the heavy weather, but the harbor was operating under a hold pattern for much of the morning.


"We're still a little early for this type of wild weather but I understand it's actual remnants of the hurricane that came up from the gulf," Harbor Master Charlie Phippen said.


Strong southeast winds contributed to the unsafe conditions near the anchorage area.


The ship's tenders stayed in the harbor until the winds died down.