National Affairs: Beer Palace

Ontario recently went wet to the extent of 4.4% alcohol.

Twenty miles from the Ohio shore, in Lake Erie, is Pelee Island, Ontario. It is having a real-estate boom. One J. A. Baxter and the Manhattan financial firm of Mills Mover & Co. announced plans for "the greatest pleasure resort within easy reach of the U. S." Work on the Pelee Island hotel of 350 rooms is to be started at once. Golf links, tennis courts, bathing beaches, 4.4% beer and wine will be there. Still another diversion was proposed. Said Mr. Baxter: "This...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!