Champlain Society, Mount Desert Island, 1881

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society


Champlain Society members pose at Camp Pemetic.

The Champlain Society was a group of undergraduate students from Harvard College that formed in 1880 under the leadership of Charles Eliot. The group was interested in documenting the natural history of Mount Desert Island and aspired to use the knowledge they gained of the island to enact plans to protect its natural beauty from development.

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  • Title: Champlain Society, Mount Desert Island, 1881
  • Creation Date: circa 1881
  • Subject Date: circa 1881
  • Location: Northeast Harbor, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: 0051715
  • Object Type: Image

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Mount Desert Island Historical Society
PO Box 653, 353 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
(207) 276-9323

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