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Historical Items

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Item 16905

Graduates, Gouldville Elementary, Presque Isle, 1922

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1922 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 55115

Schooner 'Bowdoin' navigating Strait of Belle Isle, 1947

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center Date: 1947-08-08 Location: Strait of Belle Isle Media: Photo negative

Item 19378

Unitarian Church, Presque Isle, 1895

Contributed by: Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Date: 1895 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Exhibit

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Presque Isle Congregational Church

They paid $400 to purchase and install the bell. Today the official name is the Presque Isle Congregational Church. Sources: Vance, Melissa.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Unitarian Church, Presque Isle, 1895

The Unitarian Church bell was purchased by a local person during the razing and given to the Methodist Church, which exhibited the bell at the front…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Phair House, the Bellstead and the Social Security Building

In 1856, Phair and his mother moved to Presque Isle. He built his house in Presque Isle in the 1890s on the corner of Chapman and Main Streets.