(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Scenic tourism on the northeastern borderland : lake Memphremagog's steamboat excursions and resort hotels, 1850-1900

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LITTLE J.I. (1) ;
(1) History Dept., Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, CANADA


Lacking the salt-water beaches, accessible mineral springs, and rugged mountains that attracted the first tourists to the norteastern United States, the Vermont-Quebec borderland did boast a number of clear and picturesque bodies of water. Once the lake became accessible by rail, American and Canadian promotional literature and graphic illustrations emphasized the romantic nature of its paddle-wheel excursions, scenic landscape and resort hotels. This type of tourism was depicted as a passive experience. Local entrepreneurs were also quick to take advantage of the market for scenery, and there was no apparent conflict with the industrial development that was taking place at both ends of the lake


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of historical geography / ISSN 0305-7488 / CODEN JHGEDP

Editor : Academic Press, London ; Academic Press, San Francisco, CA ; Academic Press, New York, NY - ROYAUME-UNI (1975)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 35, no4 [pp. 716-742]

Collation : 11 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19070

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