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Historical Items

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Item 55345

Recreated bellarmine jug, Popham Colony, ca. 1600

Contributed by: Maine State Museum Date: circa 1600 Location: Phippsburg Media: pottery

Item 55347

Cabasset cheek piece from Popham Colony, Phippsburg, ca. 1607-1608

Contributed by: Maine State Museum Date: circa 1607 Location: Phippsburg Media: iron, steel

Item 55348

Bouteille Glass Bottle, Popham Colony, ca. 1607

Contributed by: Maine State Museum Date: circa 1607 Location: Phippsburg Media: Glass

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Popham Colony

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.