A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

How about a snowplow?

I am a snowplow fan. And if you are not, you must be a fan of what they accomplish for all. Admit it. It is a pleasure in the dead of winter to drive on a road that was just freshly plowed.

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And if those roads are in Bar Harbor, in the future you will have a name to express your gratitude to.

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Meet Sled Zeppelin. Ready to rock.

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Here is Bulldog.  Ready to growl at the snow and ice.

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Get used to names like "Plowy McPlow Face"

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Ready for your close up Mr McPlow Face?

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Do you know our friend 'Herbie'

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Here's Colonel Sanders. When not on the job, might ask you to have some chicken and play the board game Clue.

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Here’s the story: This past spring Bar Harbor Town Council voted to name the snowplows and the sanders.

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Two were named after longtime plow drivers. Bulldog and Herbie. Respect. That’s respect when they name the plow after you.

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Also this season we’ll see "Sled Zeppelin," "Snow Dancer," "Winter Warrior," "Acadia Clipper" and "Grit’er Done!" on the roads of Bar Harbor, doing what they do for you.

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The idea seems to have come from Scotland. They’ve been naming their plows for a few years. "Mary Queen of Salt," "Sweet Child O Brine," "Boaty McBoatFace," "Buzz Iceclear," "Creedence Clear-Road Revival."

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The State of Vermont just jumped on board announcing their snowplows will be named going forward. "Captain Snowpants," "Yo Bro-No Snow," and "Jennifer Snowpez" are among the names. How about "Snowbegone Kenobe?"

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Washington State has "Obi-Wan Plownobi" and "Plow Chicka Plow Plow."

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With names like all these, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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Thanks to the Bar Harbor Department of Public Works. For the work you do, and for the smiles.

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