Near Welshpool in Charlotte County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Roosevelt Campobello International Park
Le Parc International Roosevelt de Campobello
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
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 reception here is probably the finest example of friendship between nations - permanent friendship between nations - that we can possibly have.
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,
"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!"
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.
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1933.
Location. 44° 52.575′ N, 66° 58.315′ W. Marker is near Welshpool, New Brunswick, in Charlotte County. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Welshpool NB E5E 1A4, Canada. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Welshpool.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.