Monhegan from Manana, circa 1910
8″x10″ photo print
This photograph shows Monhegan in the early 20th century as the island became a popular destination for artists and rusticators. The fishing boats in the harbor and fish houses along the shore coexist with the new growth brought by tourism.
At the wharf is the Steamer May Archer, the first summer tourist ferry, which made the trip to Monhegan from 1907 to 1916. The Island Inn is visible in the center of the photograph. It had recently been renovated from a modest cape style home to a grand hotel as it stands today. A second large hotel, The Monhegan House, is on the left. This structure burned in January of 1924. In front of the Monhegan House and along the coast to the left are several of the first summer homes built on the island.
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