Keywords: Summer Homes
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Contributed by: Skowhegan History House
Date: circa 1905
Media: Black and white print
Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Location: Boothbay; East Boothbay; Ocean Point
Media: Glass negative
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Address: 12 Summer Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Heirs of Thomas Fisher
Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Store
Address: 16 Summer Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Bartley Crowley
Use: Dwelling - Two family
Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.
A history of one of Maine’s many populated islands. The site was created by a team consisting of representatives from Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro Central School, and the Alice L. Pendleton Library. Early settlements, businesses and cottage industries, schools, water transportation, and summer resorts are the topics covered.