Keywords: Yacht Clubs
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."
A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.
… masquerade balls, musicales and lectures, yachting parties, horse shows, tennis tournaments, and an array of clubs which included swimming, canoe…
Champlain Club camp and yacht log, Mount Desert Island, 1880Item Contributed byMount Desert Island Historical Society They spent their days sailing…
… Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Yachts club members and windjammer passengers arrive in Burnt Coat Harbor on the nights of the…