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Historical Items (202)  |  Tax Records (0)  |  Exhibits (9)  |  Sites (2)  | 

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Item 26587

Title: Box of Matches Wrapped for Polar Climate, 1906

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Date: 1906

Media: Wood, canvas

Item 28768

Title: Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Maine State Museum

Date: circa 1909

Media: Photograph print

Item 54903

Title: Schooner 'Bowdoin' departs from Castine, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Date: circa 1950

Location: Castine

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Raleigh Gilbert, Popham Colony, ca. 1607

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.

Exhibit

Grand Falls Expedition party, Labrador, 1891

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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Site

Bowdoin group at Negro Island Harbor, Nova Scotia, 1891

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site

Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.