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Historical Items

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Item 28940

Exploring an Inuit grave on Eskimo Island, Labrador, 1891

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center Date: 1891 Location: Eskimo Island Media: paper; photograph

Item 29000

Ernest Young leaning on rifle, Labrador, 1819

Contributed by: Farnsworth Art Museum through Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center Date: 1891 Media: Photographic print

Item 28999

Austin Cary posing with equipment, Labrador, 1891

Contributed by: Farnsworth Art Museum through Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center Date: 1891 Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.

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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.

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Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.

Site Pages

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Twentieth-Century Community Life

… Islanders still fished, but instead of sailing to Labrador, they stayed more local. Foremost, of course, were lobsters, but other fishermen still…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

… and seasonally went fishing as far north as Labrador. During the Civil War, A.C. also served in the Union Navy as a Capt on the revenue cutter USS…