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Historical Items

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Item 81027

Trapper with Pelts, Waterford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Waterford Media: Photographic print

Item 100439

Bob Sawyer with pelts, Norcross, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust Date: circa 1910 Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 3 Media: Photographic print

Item 54914

Fox pelts in rigging of 'Bowdoin,' Baffin Island, 1922

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center Date: 1922 Location: Bowdoin Harbor 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.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Gordon's Fox Farms

Fox farms were invented so people could sell the pelts for a profit. Foxes were kept in one hundred 16 by 16 foot pens.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Other Recreation

… trappers who found a great market for the beaver pelts. Beaver hats were in fashion! Trappers also trapped mink, martin, rabbits, fishers, bears…

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Lubec, Maine - The Blizzard of '34 - Page 1 of 2

“Driving pelting rain” on Tuesday January 23rd, along with temperatures above freezing, reduced the accumulated white stuff a foot, leaving the…