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Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
Media: Wood, canvas
Contributed by: Maine State Museum
Date: circa 1909
Media: Photographic print
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.
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.
"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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EXPLORE the history of Biddeford, Maine... Our history is a rich tapestry of people, places, ideas and innovations.
II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor Saco River narrows, Biddeford, ca.
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by Jason Howe
Formation of Baxter State Park and the involvement of Burton W. Howe of Patten
by Barbara Burns
My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.
by Jim Barrows
A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.