Category: Recreation & Leisure, Outdoor Life, Boats & watercraft
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library
Date: circa 1900
Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.
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."