Title

Article on early summer rusticators to Mount Desert Island, with a description o

Authors

John Cole

Source

Down East

Date

7-1-1995

Pages

74-75, 88-92

Abstract

Article on early summer rusticators to Mount Desert Island, with a description of an 1857 visit by Bostonian Robert Amory. In 1870, when William Lawrence and his cousin Francis Peabody first visited Mount Desert, it was an island of 3,000 with fewer than 100 summer visitors. Hiking, riding, mountain climbing, berrying and rowing and sailing in Somes Sound were popular summer pastimes. Lawrence, who would visit the island annually for decades, was instrumental in drafting the first outline of a land-reservations trust that would eventually become Acadia National Park.

Subjects

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Tourist trade, Amory, Robert, Lawrence, William

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