The Windsor & Annapolis Railway officially opened between Annapolis and Grand Pré. The Railway proclaimed: “Welcome to the Land of Gabriel and Evangeline.” Its corporate successor, the Dominion Atlantic Railway, promoted the “Evangeline Route” for more than eighty years. But it wasn’t till the Yarmouth Steamship Company inaugurated its service between Boston and Nova Scotia in the late 1880s that summer visitors started coming. (Also see, ‘Windsor to Annapolis Railway…,’ Dec. 18, 1869).