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Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society
Date: circa 1965
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Friendship Museum
Date: circa 1948
Media: Glass Negative
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Owner in 1924: Heirs of Mary Shea
Owner in 1924: Charles Spofford
Owner in 1924: Congress Realty Co.
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."
Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.
Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.
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… theater.” It included a tea room and later a restaurant open everyday serving tea, lunch, dinner and after theater snacks.
Both of Paul’s brothers, Ernie and Peter, joined the staff of the popular restaurant to accommodate the growing demand.
The small building is the Shanty Restaurant with Sadie's Lunch next to it. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.