Roosevelt Campobello International Park preserves the house and surrounding landscape of the Roosevelt family summer retreat. It was here in August 1921 that future president Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with poliomyelitis at the age of 39. Franklin rarely returned but Eleanor Roosevelt loved the cool summer weather and visited many times with her small children and later she came alone in the summer. After her death the family deeded the property to the governments of the U.S. and Canada and in 1964 they created the 2,800-acre International Park. The park occupies most of the southern end of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, just offshore from Lubec, Maine. The cottage, built in the Shingle Style and completed in 1897, was designed by Willard T. Sears.
^Stephen O. Muskie, Campobello: Roosevelt’s Beloved Island (1982)
^Two articles by Donald R. Larrabee, one each from Bangor Daily News and Maine Sunday Telegram, entered in Congressional Record – Senate, June 10, 1975, page 18115, by Sen. Edmund Muskie, in Bates College Muskie archives.