Keywords: Boston Yacht Club
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
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."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.
Champlain Club camp and yacht log, Mount Desert Island, 1880Item Contributed byMount Desert Island Historical Society They spent their days sailing…
First Tarratine Golf Club, Islesboro, ca. 1912Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical Society For more than a century, as the summer communities…