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Item 28775

Josephine Peary, ca. 1913

Contributed by: Maine State Museum Date: circa 1913 Media: Photographic print

Item 7812

Commodore Robert Peary and Mrs. Peary

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Harpswell Media: Card photograph

Item 28768

Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Maine State Museum Date: circa 1909 Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 35774

45-47 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Feuerman Barnet & Rosenberg Bros Use: Apartments


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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.


South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.


Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Peary joins Albert E. Howes for a day of hunting from Howes' hunting camp on Day Mountain, ca. 1940.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

and Grace Peary Brackley, poses with the 160 lb. doe that she shot at Dallas Plantation, ca. 1937. The deer was tied to the front fender of the car…