THE THOUSAND ISLANDS AND THE RIVER ST. LAWRENCE: VIEWS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE WONDERFUL BEAUTY AND PICTURESQUE SCENERY TO BE FOUND IN THE THOUSAND ISLAND DISTRICT. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Published by The James Bayne Company, Photographers, Engravers, Printers, n.d. [circa 1900-1911]. 17.8x23.3 cm, pp. [1-2] 3-71 [72: ad], mostly illustrations, some in color, folded map, original pictorial brown wrappers printed in black, string tied. First edition. An elaborate tourist souvenir published before 1912. Among the many illustrations of the thousand island region, its summer homes and hotels, and the steamboats and other pleasure craft on the river, are Montreal's "New Victoria Jubilee Bridge, constructed in 1899" and "The New Frontenac Hotel and Annex, Round Island," the crown jewel of the Thousand Islands, remodeled and enlarged in 1898 and destroyed by fire on 24 August 1911. "The Thousand Islands archipelago is at the outlet of Lake Ontario at the head of the Saint Lawrence River ... In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many distinguished visitors made the region widely known as a summer resort. During the half century (1874–1912) of the resort's greatest prominence, most wealthy vacationers came from New York City, joined by prominent families from Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and other cities of the United States and Canada. Several grand hotels provided luxurious accommodations while steamboats offered extensive tours among the islands. Wealthy and middle-class summer residents built summer homes, and the region retains a historically important collection of vacation homes from this time" (Wikipedia). Mild wear at lower spine end, a nearly fine copy. (#167533).
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