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COA Building Damaged During Hurricane Bill 

Damage from Hurricane Bill is still being felt on the coast of Maine. A remote research facility on Mount Desert Rock was badly damaged during the storm. The Edward Blair Marine Research Center was pounded by Bill’s storm surges. The boathouse was completely destroyed. The ground floor of the outbuilding containing workshop and classroom space was also destroyed.While storm shutters on the keeper’s house were breached and there is evidence of of a six-foot-high tideline in the kitchen, the the damage to the main house does not appear structural. Before the storm’s arrival scientists and students had been evacuated.