Swimming Under the Belmont Bridge: East Royalty

Photo courtesy of the Dorothy Forsythe Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

Photo courtesy of the Dorothy Forsythe Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

The Belmont Bridge was built over Andrew’s Pond in East Royalty. The photo shows members of the Andrews Family enjoying a swim. Andrew’s Pond was used for milling and supplying the City of Charlottetown with ice for its freezers since the 18th century. However, another industry was associated with the area in the early 1900s – Tourism. Taking advantage of the interest in Prince Edward Island by tourists, the house was branded “Belmont Lodge” and used for a time as bed and breakfast for out of town guests.

 

 

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