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Narrative of voyage to Pemaquid, 1677

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

The document is Joshua Scottow's account of traveling from Boston to Pemaquid in August 1677. Scottow (1618-1698), a native of England, was a colonial merchant who was interested in acquiring land in Maine, and in investing in fishing. He wrote two books about early New England.

The group encountered Indians. Both English and Indians took prisoners from the other, then attempted to make peace. Other ships apparently had had encounters with Indians.

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  • Title: Narrative of voyage to Pemaquid, 1677
  • Creator: Scottow, Joshua
  • Creation Date: 1677-08-28
  • Subject Date: 1677
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 420, V. 8/57
  • Collection: Fogg, John Samuel Hill autograph collection
  • Object Type: Text

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