Artists were some of the first rusticators in Maine, and were followed in the 18
Summerguide 1997 p. 8-9
Artists were some of the first rusticators in Maine, and were followed in the 1870s by a broader group of seasonal visitors. The ever-rising flood of visitors to Maine in the late 1800s resulted in the construction of grand summer hotels, such as the Rodick House in Bar Harbor, the Asticou in Northeast Harbor and the Claremont in Southwest Harbor. The steamers that brought many of the guests to Maine faded with the introduction of the automobile. Few of the sprawling hotels remain, but those that do have the authentic romance of a century ago. Details.
Cole, John, "Artists were some of the first rusticators in Maine, and were followed in the 18" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2506.