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Near Welshpool in Charlotte County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Le Parc International Roosevelt de Campobello

 
 
Roosevelt Campobello International Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2011
1. Roosevelt Campobello International Park Marker
Inscription.

The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is a unique example of international cooperation - jointly administered, staffed, and funded by the peoples of Canada and the United States. Established by international treaty in 1964, the 1,134-hectare (2800-acre) park remains a symbol of the close relationship between our two countries. When she declared the Park Visitor Center open in 1967, the Queen Mother Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth expressed the sentiments of both countries with these words: It is most fitting that the memory of so gallant and illustrious an American should be honored on the Canadian Island which he loved.

In June 1933, after completing his history-making first "Hundred Days" in office, FDR and three of his sons sailed from Marion, Massachusetts to Campobello aboard the 13.7-metre (45-foot) schooner Amberjack II (photo 1). They were met for a picnic on the shore (photo 2) by Eleanor Roosevelt and various dignitaries including the officers of the USS Indianapolis, anchored in Canadian waters off Welshpool. The visit lasted three days and two nights. During his visit, FDR made the following remarks:

I was thinking also, as I came through the Narrows and saw the line of fishing boats and the people on the wharfts, both here at Welch Pool [sic.] and also in Eastport, that this
Friar's Head Observation Deck Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2011
2. Friar's Head Observation Deck Markers
At Roosevelt Campobello International Park
reception here is probably the finest example of friendship between nations - permanent friendship between nations - that we can possibly have.
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Le Park International Roosevelt de Campobello est un exemple unique de collaboration internationale. Son personnel, sa façon d'opérer et sa gestion conjointe témoignent des liens étroits qui unissent les peuples du Canada et des États-Unis. Le Parc, d'une superficie de 1,134 hectares (2800 acres) fut établi en vertu d'une entente internationale signée en 1964 qui témoigne des relations étroites entre nos duex pays. Lors de l'inauguration de parc en 1967, sa Majesté la Reine Mère Elizabeth exprima les sentiments existant entre les deux pays comme suit: "Il est approprié d'y honorer la mémoire d'un personnage américain aussi courageux et aussi célèbre que FDR sue cette île canadienne qu'il adorait tant."

Au mois de juin 1933, une fois qu'il eut complété les 100 jours traditionnels comme chef du gouvernement américain, FDR et ses trois fils appareillèrent à bord d'un voilier de 13.7 mètres (45 pi.), le Amerjack II (photo 1) de Marion, Massachusetts, vers l'ile de Campobello. À leur arrivée, ils furent accueillis par Eleanor Roosevelt, ainsi qu'une foule de dignitaires comprenant les officiers du USS Indianapolis ancré dans les eaux canadiennes
Map on Roosevelt Campobello International Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roosevelt Campobello International Park, undated
3. Map on Roosevelt Campobello International Park Marker
à proximité de Welshpool. Tous se sont rassemblés pour un pique-nique sur le rivage. Leur visite dura trois jours et deux nuits. Durant sa visite, FDR fit la remarque suivante:

"Comme nous traversions le passage du "Narrows", nous apercevions les bateaux de pêche et les habitants sur les quais ici à Welsh Pool (sic.) et également à Eastport. Je me disais que la réception des habitants est sûrement le plus bel exemple de l'amitié qui existe entre nos deux nations, une amitié de longue date!"
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Photo 1.
FDR, in a launch from the USS Indianapolis, has motored alongside the Amberjack II. The Hubbard Cottage can be seen in the background of this 1933 photo.

FDR à bord d'une vedette du USS Indianapolis se baladant le long du Amberjack II. On peut apercevoir le résidence d'été Hubbard à l'arrière plan de cette photo prise en 1933.

Photo 2.
Eleanor Roosevelt cooks a hotdog at the 1933 shore picnic.

Eleanor Roosevelt fait la cuisson d'un hot dog lors d'un pique-nique en 1933.
 
Erected by Roosevelt Campobello International Park.
 
Location. 44° 52.575′ N, 66° 58.315′ W. Marker is near Welshpool, New Brunswick, in
Photo 1 on Roosevelt Campobello International Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1933
4. Photo 1 on Roosevelt Campobello International Park Marker
Charlotte County. Click for map. Marker is at the Friar's Head/Cap Friars Observation Deck accessed off Provincial Road 774, about 0.7 miles west of the main entrance to Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Marker is in this post office area: Welshpool, New Brunswick E5E 1A4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mulholland Point / La Pointe Mulholland (here, next to this marker); Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project (here, next to this marker); Passamaquoddy Tribe / La Tribu Passamaquoddy (here, next to this marker); Friar's Head / Le Cap Friar (here, next to this marker); Campobello Company and Hotels (here, next to this marker); Panoramic View of Cottages (here, next to this marker); President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. one kilometer away); Roosevelt Campobello Park (approx. one kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Welshpool.
 
Also see . . .
1. Roosevelt Campobello International Park. (Submitted on March 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. (Submitted on March 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Photo 2 on Roosevelt Campobello International Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1933
5. Photo 2 on Roosevelt Campobello International Park Marker
Friar's Head Observation Deck Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2011
6. Friar's Head Observation Deck Sign
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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