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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

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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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#1 Gordon Fox Ranch, Lincoln, ca. 1920

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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Loading deer on the train at Strong station, ca. 1915

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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Blizzard, Lubec, January 1934

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…