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Kittery to Bar Harbor: Touring Coastal Maine (Images of America) (Paperback)

Kittery to Bar Harbor: Touring Coastal Maine (Images of America) By Erika J. Waters Cover Image
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Maine's more than 3,000 miles of rocky coastline, picturesque islands, sandy beaches, iconic lighthouses, and quintessential New England harbors have lured visitors since the middle of the 19th century. Steamships first transported sportsmen and "rusticators" along the coast. Soon summer colonies formed, and art schools flourished. Expanding train travel led to the development of seaside resorts with grand hotels, while America's wealthiest families built opulent summer "cottages" in exclusive enclaves. Yachts became common sights along the coast and cruising grew in popularity. With the 20th century came the automobile and the development of the highway system, including Route 1, which encouraged road trips. The history of touring the Maine coast between 1860 and 1960 offers fascinating insight into the history of Maine, tourism, and America itself.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780738572819
ISBN-10: 0738572810
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: July 26th, 2010
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America