Another vehicle stranded on the Bar Harbor sandbar [VIDEO]
Update Day 3 – The Foss of Island Towing was finally able to save the Ford Bronco from the Bar Harbor mudflats on Monday afternoon after the Ford Bronco spent 3 days completely submerged.
A diver went to use airbags and a boat and skiff floated the Ford Bronco to the Sand Bar on Monday morning.
Once the tide went out on Monday afternoon, Foss was able to retrieve the vehicle.
Rescue efforts drew a crowd to the access road on Monday morning as Bar Harbor police broke up the party, where amplified music such as the Titanic theme played as the vehicle floated to the bar. Once the vehicle was over the Bar, the airbags were deflated and the vehicle floated over the Bar, waiting for Foss and low tide.
Day 2 p.m. Update – Despite the valiant efforts of the team, the Atlantic and the sand did not want to let go of the Ford Bronco!
According to Les Foss, the owner of Island Towing, they were able to pull it about 100 feet, but the sand is too soft. All wheels are locked and the Bronco is too heavy to drag. The plan now is to bring back a diver with airbags at low tide on Monday morning which is 6.29am. The hope is then that they will be able to float it at high tide which is at 12:39 p.m.
Check out photos from Sunday’s efforts. Thanks to Emilie Jagot for the photos.
Update day 2 – An early Easter Sunday morning attempt to pull the White Ford Bronco off the sandbar failed, with the 3-inch towline breaking. Check out the video of the car and at the end, the attempted removal
Les Foss the owner of Island Towing tells me they’ll be back tonight. Sunday low tide is at 5:45 p.m. They will be back with 2 trucks and winches on their backs hoping to get by.
It always seems to happen… A tourist doesn’t believe in the old adage that what goes out must come back. Normally this does not happen so early in the season. But… a white 2021 Ford Bronco is trapped on the Bar with the rising tide.
The car had New Jersey plates
Low tides today, Saturday April 16, were at 5:18 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. This photo was taken at 6:20 p.m. Hopefully Island Towing or Acadia Towing can hold on to the car and get it back before Mother Nature claims it. this.
And just so you know there are warning signs, but just because a warning sign is there doesn’t mean a driver will read it.
Update 7pm Saturday April 16 – I spoke with Les Foss from Island Towing. He couldn’t hang on to the car. It will leave at the next low tide which is at 6 a.m. on Sunday April 17 to tow it.
25 stops between Bangor and Bar Harbor
Between Bangor and Bar Harbor there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, hiking trails, places to shop and things to do. Here are ways to see the touristy and less touristy spots along Route 1A.