April 19, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Lupine Lodge, a historic property on Campobello Island, will be preserved for the long-term through an agreement that will transfer the property to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission from the Department of Tourism and Parks.
The commission, which includes both Canadian and American representatives, has expertise in preserving historical assets.
"The Lupine Lodge needs significant infrastructure upgrades and the commission is in a position to make this happen," said Hédard Albert, acting minister of tourism and parks.
Built in 1915, the lodge, also known as Adam's Estate, was once the summer home of Frederick Adams, cousin of the late U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. During the past decade, the lodge and restaurant have been privately operated under concession agreements with the Department of Tourism and Parks.
"Our objectives are to attract more visitors and more conferences to the Island," said Skip Cole, superintendent/executive secretary of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. "The addition of the Adam's Estate fits perfectly into the commissions goals."
The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is the largest employer on the island and is owned, funded, staffed and administered by people from both Canada and the United States. The park has tens of thousands of visitors each year.
The Department of Tourism and Parks will continue to manage and retain ownership of Herring Cove Provincial Park and the Herring Cove Golf Course.
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