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Historical Items

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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


Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1770 Location: Boston Media: Pine covered with paper


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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.


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.