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BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) - Visitors to Maine's Acadia National Park are expressing disappointment that the park has closed its gates because of the federal government shutdown during foliage season.

The national park that draws more than 2 million visitors each year has shut down the Park Loop Road, cutting off access to Cadillac Mountain and the Jordan Pond House Restaurant. Bathrooms and gates are closed, and campers are being asked to leave.

The shutdown comes on a day two cruise ships with a capacity of more than 5,200 passengers are visiting Bar Harbor.

To the south, the head of the biggest union at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard says an estimated 2,000 workers were furloughed Tuesday morning.

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