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views and a cozy bar serving the requisite lob- ster dinner. On the building's lower level, Victor Trafford is installing a modern fish pro- cessing plant to support local fishermen. That's about it for Lubec, except for MCCURDY'S SMOKEHOUSE MUSEUM (50 Water Street) where a crusty but enthusiastic volunteer described to us how herring is pickled, strung on sticks to dry, and smoked over wood fires, in the mak- ing of sardines. Crossing the FDR Bridge, we searched for eagles in soft fog. CAMPOBELLO is a quiet island. Its resident families go back many gen- erations. FDR was just a toddler when his parents purchased their new summer home. Young Franklin loved to run in the woods and, later, kayak in the coves. He became an avid sailor on Passamaquoddy Bay. When he married Eleanor and they acquired a house of their own, she immediately felt comfortable and, as their children grew, the family was always eager to return. One day in 1921, the future president stumbled and fell in the upstairs hall. He was diagnosed with polio, at age 39. He only returned to his beloved island for three more brief vis- its but Eleanor came often until the end of her life. Today, the former first family's 34-room, red shingled summer "cottage" is the center- piece of ROOSEVELT-CAMPOBELLO INTERNATIONAL PARK, the only park jointly administered by the Canadian and US governments. The island has a few guest houses and modest restaurants, a provin- cial park, and two lighthouses. For visitors, the main attraction is the 2,800-acre international park. Admission is free year-round, but tours and the Muskie Visitor Center operate mid-May to mid-October. Inside the Visitor Center, exhibits chronicle the Roosevelts' roles in history and describe the impact of wealthy, socially prominent "rusticators" during the Victorian era, including FDR's parents, who travelled here from urban centers, with servants in tow, to experience the rustic, rugged 192 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 5 excursions "luxury appointments" The Algonquin Resort, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea P H O T O S C O U R T E S Y O F T H E A L G O N Q U I N R E S O R T

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