Keywords: Cottage Street
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."
Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.
Historically, the cottage industries were common in areas where a large percentage of local population was engaged in seasonal work, because families…
James Emerson cottage, Bucksport, 1867 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The James Emerson home…