Campobello in Charlotte County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
The Summer Colony
The summer cottages had oil lamps and candles for lighting. A butcher's cart brought vegetables and meat three days a week and a dairyman delivered milk, cream, butter and eggs. Colonists went or sent to Eastport for fruit, vegetables, mail and newspapers - items not readily available on Campobello. Towels and bedding were collected weekly by the laundry wagon; housekeepers laundered personal clothing. Cottage owners brought their own staff with them and/or employed local workers. Drinking water either came from the hotels or was delivered weekly. Ice was available at the hotels or, in later years, from icehouses built by the cottage owners.
At least some summer residents developed close ties with Campobello families. FDR and his family enjoyed long-standing relationships with the Calders, Lanks, and others. Summer colonists also
Victorian-era resorts eventually experienced a decline in popularity. Families aged or lost interest in Campobello, maintenance costs and taxes increased, and cottage owners wanting to sell or rent their summer homes were unable to do so. Subsequently, several summer colony homes were torn down. Only the FDR, Hubbard, Prince, Wells-Shober, and Johnston cottages remain.
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); Summer Activities (here, next to this marker); Campobello's Resort Hotels (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 994 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.