Keywords: Fort St. George
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1800
Media: Ink on linen
Contributed by: Maine State Museum
Date: circa 1607
George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.