Fonds Acc3223 - Hotel Acadia fonds

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Hotel Acadia fonds

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CA PCA Acc3223

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  • 1905 (Creation)
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    Hotel Acadia

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The Hotel Acadia was located in Grand Tracadie, Prince Edward Island, on property just above the shore facing the dunes of Blooming Point. It is not known when the hotel, originally called the Lorne Hotel, was built. In 1894 it was operated by Isaac C. Hall who had owned a fish plant and cannery on Robinson's Island in the 1870s. The large resort, which could accommodate ninety-five patrons, featured a natural spring, ocean bathing, a golf course, lawn and basket tennis, croquet, bowling, carriages, saddle horses, two large sailboats, several row boats, sea and river fishing, and picturesque walking paths. The hotel yacht was operated by an experienced fishing captain who supplied the hotel with fresh fish daily. In 1906 the hotel advertised that a new motor boat had been added to their long list of attractions.

As evidenced by this 1905 brochure, Mr. Hall catered to a large American clientele. The brochure indicates that passage from Boston to Charlottetown by ocean liner in 1905 cost $10.00-$14.00 with the train fare from Charlottetown to Tracadie costing $0.45. Room rates ranged from $2.00 per day and $8.00-$10.00 per week with special rates for children, servants, and groups.

The Hotel Acadia was destroyed by fire on the night of 15 August 1906. The hotel was full that night but all guests and employees escaped without harm. Most guests lost all of their belongings and "The Guardian" reported the estimated damages to be between six and seven thousand dollars.

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The fonds consists of a 1905 brochure produced by the Hotel Acadia in Grand Tracadie, Prince Edward Island. The brochure features the names of American tourists who stayed at the hotel in previous years and gives a detailed description of the hotel and its many attractions. There are also several photographs included in the brochure which have been numbered individually.

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NO RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS

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PERMISSION FOR USE AND REPRODUCTION IS REQUIRED FROM THE PUBLIC ARCHIVES AND RECORDS OFFICE; QUESTIONS REGARDING COPYRIGHT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER

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See Acc3514/4 for a brief history of the Hotel Acadia. An image of the Lorne Hotel can be found in Acc2470, Acc2378/11, and the 1880 Meacham's Atlas

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