“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Campobello in Charlotte County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic

Summer Activities

Summer Activities Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 18, 2009
1. Summer Activities Marker
Inscription. The Campobello hotels welcomed socializing between their guests and the summer cottage owners. Summer colonists and hotel guests exchanged visits and participated in hotel activities such as excursions aboard the company's small steamboats, field days, dances, and the use of tennis and croquet courts, billiards tables and bowling alleys.
During 1881 and 1882, the Campobello Company built a hotel pier, roads to Glensevern Lake and Raccoon Beach, a bridge across Glensevern and another at Eastern Pond, bridle paths, and the Friar's Head observatory. Collage owners were encouraged to make use of the hotel services, including the rental of carriages and horses from the hotels' livery.
Many of Campobello's summer visitors enjoyed outdoor pastimes such as sailing, canoeing, fishing, walking, and picnicking. Arrangements could be made at the hotels or locally to hire sailboats and skippers. Indoor activities included reading, musical recitals, and card games (Franklin Roosevelt enjoyed working with his stamp collection.)
The summer colonists socialized amongst themselves as well, exchanging visits for meals, dinners, card parties, candy bees, and afternoon tea and conversation. They also sailed together or competed against each other in boat races. Most of the summer colony area was open meadow, with a small golf course (constructed
Summer boating Activities were held on the bay. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 18, 2009
2. Summer boating Activities were held on the bay.
by the summer colonists but used by hotel guests, too) and a baseball field laid out in a half circle of "common land". Field days held on the common land, were attended by the entire summer community and by island residents. On August 20, 1908, the St. Andrews Beacon noted, "Cottagers and permanent residents of Welshpool had a grand picnic at Welshpool on Wednesday last. There were canoe races, gasolene boat races, dory races, and a swimming match that attracted much interest....In the evening there was a dance in Owen Hall (Owen Hotel)."
Location. 44° 52.598′ N, 66° 57.518′ W. Marker is in Campobello, New Brunswick, in Charlotte County. Marker can be reached from New Brunswick Route 774. Touch for map. Marker is in Campobello International Park. Marker is in this post office area: Campobello, New Brunswick ESE 1A4, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James and Sara Roosevelt Cottage (here, next to this marker); Campobello's Resort Hotels (here, next to this marker); The Summer Colony (here, next to this marker); President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Roosevelt Campobello Park (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Roosevelt Campobello International Park (approx. one kilometer away); Mulholland Point / La Pointe Mulholland (approx. one kilometer away); Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campobello.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 935 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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