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Historical Items

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Item 103813

General Adolphus W. Greely and Captain Donald MacMillan, Wiscasset, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1923-06-22 Location: Wiscasset Media: Glass Negative

Item 28768

Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Maine State Museum Date: circa 1909 Media: Photographic print

Item 103814

MacMillian Arctic Expedition official farewell, Wiscasset, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1923-06-24 Location: Wiscasset Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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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 <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Exhibit

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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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.

Site Pages

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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

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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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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.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Baxter State Park and Burton W. Howe
by Jason Howe

Formation of Baxter State Park and the involvement of Burton W. Howe of Patten

Story

Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.