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Item 33959

Title: Capt. Daniel Clough's Sea Box, Blue Hill, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society

Date: circa 1820

Location: Blue Hill

Media: Wood, metal

Item 36412

Title: Captain Harry Kingsbury, York, ca. 1830

Contributed by: Museums of Old York

Date: circa 1830

Location: York

Media: oil on wood

Item 33354

Title: Title page of 1804 monograph "The American Coast Pilot"

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society

Date: 1804

Location: Blue Hill

Media: Ink on paper

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Boxer and Enterprize

Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.


Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.


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.