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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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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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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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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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