Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Built in 1897 and bought by Sara Roosevelt (FDR's mother) in 1905 for Franklin & Eleanor.  Sara and James had a cottage next to this home.  This red cottage has 26 rooms and many bedrooms.  The 5 Roosevelt children had a live-in tutor.  Picture of Eleanor and 4 of the children below.  The family spent every summer on Campobello Island until Franklin started getting involved in politics.

View of back of cottage.            

Roosevelt National Park on Campobello is ran jointly by the Canadian and US Park services.   Half of the employees are from each country. 

Several pictures of the Roosevelts enjoying life on Campobello. 

Franklin, Sara, and Eleanor with the 5 children on the front porch of the cottage

View from back of cottage across the bay to Eastport, Maine,


East Quoddy Head lighthouse on Campobello, Island on the left.  On the right is West Quoddy Head lighthouse located on the coast of Maine near Lubec.  This is the Eastern-most part of the United States.  The lighthouse on the island is East Quoddy and the one in Maine is West Quoddy.  Confusing I agree.


Crossing the bridge from Lubec, Maine to Campobello, Island.

No comments:

Post a Comment