This package includes: 

YMS-4-8:

A historical sketch of the Bay View Lodge and Hotel from the years 1896 to 1912. Features details of the location, attractiveness to tourists, and connection to the two runic stones. Includes various period photographs. Source: The Yarmouth County Museum; composed by Donna-Lynn Baskin; 1984.

 

Newspaper Articles

YMS-4-8 B1 – Article regarding the destruction of the Bay View Hotel by fire. Features interviews with guests who were able to escape. Includes engraving of the hotel. Source: The Yarmouth Telegram Newspaper, September 20, 1912.

 

Article regarding the opening of the Bay View Hotel. Source: The Yarmouth Vanguard Newspaper, May 26, 1896.

 

YMS-4-8 L1 - Article retrospective concerning the Bay View Dancing Emporium. Structure was converted from a barn that survived the destruction of the Bay View Hotel. Includes photograph of the structure in current dilapidated state. Source: Date and Provenance unknown.

 

Article briefly detailing the history of the Bay View Hotel and Bay View Lodge up to and including their destruction. Includes a photograph of each structure. Source: Date and Provenance unknown.

 

Article providing more detailed information regarding the History of Bay View Hotel. Includes several photographs. Source: The Yarmouth Vanguard Newspaper, September 13, 1994.

 

Photos:

PDF file containing a selection of postcards, both black and white and color, of the Bay View Lodge and surrounding park.

 

PH-31-4 – Black and white photo of a man sitting alongside a rock formation painted to resemble an alligator.

PH-31-5 – Black and white photo of a bible conference held in Bay View Park in September of 1899.

PH-31-6 – Black and white photo of Bay View Lodge from the dock with 2 guests canoeing in the foreground.

PH-31-7 – Black and white photo of Bay View Lodge from the Yarmouth side of the Bay.

PH-31-8 – Black and white photo of a photographic souvenir board of Bay View Park.

PH-31-21 – Cartoon drawings of guests engaging the various activities advertised at Bay View.

PH-31-22 – Black and white photo taken in Bay View Park showing the forest paths.

PH-31-23 – Black and white photo taken in Bay View Park showing one of the rustic benches.

PH-31-25 – Black and white photo taken from the front lawn of Bay View Lodge showing the front of the building with guests on the verandas and lawn.

Bayview Hotel archival package

C$20.00Price
  • All material found in these packages is owned by the Yarmouth County Historical Society and is housed at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives (22 Collins Street, Yarmouth, NS). Credit must be given to, Yarmouth County Archives. 

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