Holyoke Camps Illuminated

by Laurel | August 17th, 2009

August 18, 1902, page 6
Successful Fete of the Canoe Camps by the River

The illumination of the canoe club “camps” on the Connecticut river at Holyoke, about three miles above the city, took place last evening, the details of the illumination and hospitability being carried out with much enthusiasm, all taking mart in making it a success. From the northern cottage of T. J. Morrow, known as “Morrow Castle,” to “The Pines,” the southernmost “camp,” the camp path was illuminated with Japanese lanterns, and every “camp” or cottage was ablaze with light. To the Sans Souci landing and the landing opposite the Holyoke canoe club house a string of lanterns ran down to the water’s edge, and boats were kept constantly at work ferrying the visitors to and from the “camps.”

An orchestra was stationed at the Sans Souci club house during the evening, and the path was alive with jolly groups of campers and visitors, the historic places being carefully shown and all the romantic spots enlarged upon for the benefit of fair visitors. A hospitable welcome was accorded to all visitors, and the various comfortable cottages were inspected by many people. Some parties will remain at the camps over to-day, returning Monday, as is the annual camp custom. The spectacle from Mountain park was very pretty, and the outlines in light of nearly every cottage could be seen plainly. The illumination took the place of the annual river parade, which was given up this year.
From The Springfield Republican.

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