BAR HARBOR — Town officials are still wondering what to do about the cruise ships that dock in their ports.
On Monday, town officials held a special workshop addressing concerns on the impact cruise ships have been having on the island town.
In Tuesday’s town council meeting, they expressed concerns over town becoming overcrowded when ships come and predict that problem will only continue into next cruise season.
“We are looking at tourism remotely close to what we’ve had this year. I mean that’s going to be a huge crazy year. I know this year being at my little dog and pony show down the street here, it’s pretty nuts,” Bar Harbor Town Councilor Joe Minutolo.
In 2017, the number of ship passengers bar harbor saw was over 222,000.
Last year it was 250,000 and there’s a projected number of 290,000 passengers coming in 2022.
On Thursday there will be a meeting where the town officials will meet with cruise ship spokesmen.
All in order to see how the town can work with the cruise ship companies to eliminate this problem.