Category Archives: Then…

A little of this, a little of that

A Hatchet and A Dream

We got an email recently asking if we do weddings for two. It just so happens that we’ve done several around the property. In shady garden spots on a hot summer day. Under our playful Brunelleschi dome in the sunken … Continue reading

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Highfalutin History

Recall the days when ferries and steamships plied the waters–some directly from Boston and Portland; when well-appointed Canadian Pacific Railroad Pullman cars came from Ottawa and Montreal—their passengers seeking the beauty of a peninsula surrounded by mountainous island ranges in … Continue reading

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Just Now in the Garden

Magnolias aren’t known to thrive this far north, but this one didn’t get the memo. We’re thrilled to see her blossom every spring. After a rain or a light wind, the lawn underneath is carpeted with petals. For a while … Continue reading

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So You Want To Be An Innkeeper

Here is a rare career opportunity. Are you the right candidate? Position: Assistant Innkeeper Seasonal: Mid-June until late-September, 2017 Compensation: Weekly salary pegged to experience & qualifications Room and Partial Board Earned Income Gratuities This is a job for a … Continue reading

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Throwback in Time

Years back when this historic property was rescued from the passage of time, tangles of brambles & overgrown weeds, the original garden plat was discovered. The landscape design featured long perennial borders, knot garden parterres & terraced lawns for the … Continue reading

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House Tour

The first Algonquin Hotel was built in 1889 and charged [fun fact] $3.00 to $5.00 per day. Eventually, guests started building their own summer “cottages” nearby. Sixty years ago, the St. Croix Courier [still publishing today] featured an article about … Continue reading

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Canada’s First Seaside Resort

Recall the days when steamships plied the waters directly from Boston and Portland; when well-appointed Canadian Pacific Railroad Pullman cars came from Ottawa and Montreal—their passengers seeking the beauty of a peninsula surrounded by mountainous island ranges in the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Florence’s Flowers & Gardens

A few years back, and long before blogs, a friend of ours at the Charlotte County Archives produced a page from the June 7, 1919 newspaper The North-China Herald. [Much of what we know about Kingsbrae Arms has come from … Continue reading

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About This House

Lindsay Shen has done a great service to all of us in St. Andrews with the recent publication of her book published by the Hong Kong University Press. “Knowledge is Pleasure” is a revealing portrait of the first owner of … Continue reading

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Maintenant vous pouvez lire en français

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