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Historical Items

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Item 100372

The 'Harriet' rescuing passengers of the 'Unicorn', Newfoundland, ca. 1851

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1851 Location: North Yarmouth; St. John Media: Oil on canvas

Item 54699

Donald MacMillan in rigging of 'Bowdoin,' 1947

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center Date: 1947-07-10 Location: Cape Mugford Media: Photographic print

Item 22192

'Pride of Detroit' taking off Old Orchard Beach

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: 1927-08-26 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Online 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

Northern Threads: Colonial and 19th century fur trade

A vignette in "Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society Part 1," this fur trade mini-exhibition discusses the environmental and economic impact of the fur trade in Maine through the 19th century.

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Passing the Time: Artwork by World War II German POWs

In 1944, the US Government established Camp Houlton, a prisoner of war (POW) internment camp for captured German soldiers during World War II. Many of the prisoners worked on local farms planting and harvesting potatoes. Some created artwork and handicrafts they sold or gave to camp guards. Camp Houlton processed and held about 3500 prisoners and operated until May 1946.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

Her flight plan was to fly from Long Island to Newfoundland and then eventually to London. Grayson and her crew took off at 5:07 P.M.