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Item 11773

Surveyor's half chain, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1800

Media: Iron, brass

Item 26587

Box of Matches Wrapped for Polar Climate, 1906

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Date: 1906

Media: Wood, canvas

Item 6640

Quadrant

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1770

Location: Boston

Media: Pine covered with paper

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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.

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Map of Maine, 1905

The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.