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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."
Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.
Historically, the cottage industries were common in areas where a large percentage of local population was engaged in seasonal work, because families…
James Emery cottage, Bucksport, 1867 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The James Emery home in…
Like the Old House, Harbor Cottage has seen change, expansion, and movement over the years. Fortunately, unlike the Old House, two distinct portions…