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Item 26587

Box of Matches Wrapped for Polar Climate, 1906

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Date: 1906

Media: Wood, canvas

Item 28768

Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Maine State Museum

Date: circa 1909

Media: Photographic print

Item 54903

Schooner 'Bowdoin' departs from Castine, ca. 1950

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

Date: circa 1950

Location: Castine

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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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.

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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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Bowdoin group at Negro Island Harbor, Nova Scotia, 1891

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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Passengers boarding trolley at Five Points, Biddeford, ca. 1900

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXPLORE the history of Biddeford, Maine...

EXPLORE the history of Biddeford, Maine... Our history is a rich tapestry of people, places, ideas and innovations.

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Saco River narrows, Biddeford, ca. 1915

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 1 of 2

II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor Saco River narrows, Biddeford, ca.

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Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan


Stories of growing up Downeast