Category: Nature & Geography, Exploration
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 159
Surveyor's half chain, ca. 1800
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1800 Media: Iron, brass
Box of Matches Wrapped for Polar Climate, 1906
Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: 1906 Media: Wood, canvas
Surveyor's Vernier Compass, c. 1840
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1840 Media: Brass, glass and pine
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 4
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.
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.
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.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 14
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center
View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.
Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - "Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"
"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans" Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans View Immigration and Americanization slideshow Text by…
Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Along the Waterfront
Along the Waterfront X The Portland Press Herald and the Evening Express ran a regular column on what was going on on Portland's busy working…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 1 of 1
Baxter State Park and Burton W. Howe
by Jason Howe
Formation of Baxter State Park and the involvement of Burton W. Howe of Patten