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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

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Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

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 Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

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 Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

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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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Unitarian Church, Presque Isle, 1895

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.