|It was a dull dark morning with lots of fog as we headed
the crossing into Canada via Campobello Island. It
was hard to
see the border guard house and the Welcome Center and we
wondered if we
would see anything, but by the time we arrived at the
Cottage, the view was beginning to clear so one could see
Roosevelts saw from their porch.
||Next door to the Roosevelt cottage was this small
which had been left to FDR by a close friend of the
You can see the relative size of the cottage by
looking at mom
who was standing over by the porch.
|The Roosevelt cottage was a primitive dwelling with room
a few people. There was only FDR and his wife, the
four kids, a
tutor, a small compliment of servants and a few guest
the family came up to this wilderness they had to bring
about 14 trunks
and cases of food in addition to a few servants. It
was a tough
||At the end of the island there was a lighthouse to which
could walk at low tide. The tide was low, but the
walk was rough
and this old couple decided not to risk the trip.
|Mom looked back after seeing the long flimsy iron steps
led up from the beach to the lighthouse. The beach
would be covered when the tide came in. After a stop
for lunch it
was time to leave the island.
||Therefore we followed the signs to the ferry and the
ended at this beach. Mom was carefully looking for a
but none was to be seen. As far as one could see,
nothing but beach. There was a sign that gave the
and cost but nothing else to indicated the ferry.