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Thursday, June 16, 2011

June 16


We can start the day with beautiful sunshine! All the rain is gone and Campobello Island shines like a star. I have been out and taken a picture of a neighbors beautiful Rhododendron. 



From the last couple of days I also include a picture Bea took at Herring Cove.


CAMPOBELLO (Part 6)
James Roosevelt purchased several acres of land and had a summer home constructed; other wealthy visitors did the same. Although the resulting summer colony produced work for local people building cottages, providing food and services, provisioning yachts,fishing remained the Island's mainstay.

Campobello's hotels prospered until about 1910. In 1915, the Campobello Company sold its holdings to a group of New York businessmen who took the name Campobello Corporation. This Corporation's interests were sold to the remaining summer colony about 1930,and the name changed to the Campobello Island Club. 

The Dead River Land Company bought the club holdings in 1957 and for several years harvested lumber and pulp wood. Most of Dead River's holdings were eventually sold to a new Campobello Company, interested in developing and subdividing property. Some of the Arkansas developers were later well known figures involved in the "White Water" scandal in the U.S.

The summer trade exists again on Campobello. In 1959, a gift of land from one of the original summer colonists helped establish Herring Cove Provincial Park. Herring Cove provides summer visitors with a challenging nine-hole golf course, excellent camping facilities, scenic picnic areas and woodland hiking trails.

With the opening of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge in 1962, over 100,000 people visit Campobello each year. The Roosevelt Campobello International Park was established in 1964 following a gift of the cottage and its grounds to the Canadian and United States governments.

The Park was established as an expression of the close relationship between Canada and the United States and as a memorial to the President of the United States who so greatly strengthened that relationship.

Although the fishing industry ; the harvesting of lobster, scallops, clams, sea urchins, herring, cod,pollock, mackerel and pen-raised salmon and occupations related to the fishing industry remain the mainstay of Campobello, tourism is a steadily increasing Campobello industry.

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