Markland: A Bit of History


In 1904 the new Markland Hotel was built on Cape Forchu Island at a site, fifty-five metres above sea level, with spectacular views. Although for years New England travellers made the Markland Hotel a popular resort destination, business declined during World War I and finally the hotel closed in 1925.

One of the Markland Company’s promotional tools, a brochure entitled “Markland, Nova Scotia: A Bit of History,” describes the many pleasures awaiting visitors to the Yarmouth area in the innocent years before the First World War began. I am pleased to feature this brochure below.

Since the brochure and the postcard preceding it are owned by Wilfred Allan, I thank him for permission to display these images.

William Day (1 July 2014)