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Item 10729

The Moosehorns, Monson

Contributed by: Abbot Historical Society

Date: 1914-09-04

Location: Abbot

Media: Photographic print

Item 11237

Flag from North Pole, Augusta, 1982

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1982-06-27

Location: Augusta

Media: Photographic print

Item 12591

Capt. MacMillan departure, Wiscasset, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1925

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Glass Negative

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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

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

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 Page

Bowdoin group at Negro Island Harbor, Nova Scotia, 1891

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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