They came to the Quinte area as United Empire Loyalists. Hard work and incredible entrepreneurial skills created a business empire that spanned generations. The Graham family left its mark, not only in business but also in the political arena. Some became mayors and others entered provincial politics. The Grahams were also well known for their philanthropic ways. The reader might be surprised to learn of the many familiar local landmarks which were built by the Graham family. Not the least of these are the Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club, and of course the beautiful Montrose Inn, both found on Old Highway 2 in Quinte West. Not wanting the storied past to be lost in the sands of time, author Susan Graham Kinsella spent many years cataloguing and verifying the richness of her family’s history. The result is Montrose, local history bound by family ties.