Keywords: Ash Cove
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."
Half of the eastern side of the island was in ashes. But within a few years, new buildings sprang up on the foundations of the old, though this time…
Ryder’s Cove, or Sabbathday Harbor as it was known to early sailors as an ideal place to rest on Sundays, became Islesboro’s first summer community.