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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

… delivery trucks hurried about to the summer cottages and large yachts, providing quick service to chefs who had placed their order earlier by…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… architects, on often vast acreages, these summer "cottages" were built to provide generous seasonal experiences for their families and friends from…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… luxury and privacy and built their own summercottages.” By 1890, the cottage-building boom had transformed Bar Harbor.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

… Island, began taking in summer boarders at Harbor Cottage. From here on until the mid 1960s, the Savage family and neighborhood of Asticou dove…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s

… Rockefellers, Sears, and Vanderbilts—these cottages were magnificent summer homes. Wabanaki Indians (especially Passamaquoddies and Penobscots)…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Our Resources

Henry Hatch Family, 1991. Summer Cottages: 1890-1930, Earl G. Shettleworth Jr. Published by the Islesboro Historical Society, 1989.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Louis. These families put up summercottages,” mansions that rivaled the finest on the mainland. With the establishment of Islesboro’s summer

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - About Us

Summer Resorts (Recreation), Businesses/Cottage Industries (Land Use), Water Transportation (Transportation), and Early Settlements (Settlements)…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Early Settlements

… consisted of a steamboat wharf, two dozen small cottages, a lumber mill, a brickyard, and a coal, as well as several small stores.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Schools

The summer school was often kept by some of the inhabitants’ daughters. The first schools were held in rooms of houses within the district, the…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

… 17 of 1933, amidst much controversy between the summer and year-round residents, the Legislature repealed the 1913 law, which opened up the island…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Postscript: More Moving Buildings

Savage in the late 1800s as a summer rental cottage and located farther inland, north along Rye Field Lane on or near the present-day site of the Old…