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Item 28768

Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Maine State Museum

Date: circa 1909

Media: Photographic print

Item 102274

Portland Company engineering drawing for the boiler in Admiral Peary's "SS Roosevelt", Portland, 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1904

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on Linen

Item 28775

Josephine Peary, ca. 1913

Contributed by: Maine State Museum

Date: circa 1913

Media: Photographic print

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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.


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.


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

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

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Passengers boarding trolley at Five Points, Biddeford, ca. 1900

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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Saco River narrows, Biddeford, ca. 1915

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 Showing 3 of 5 View All


Baxter State Park and Burton W. Howe

by Jason Howe

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


Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque

by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.


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.