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By Elizabeth O'Connell,Stephen Harding,Friends of Peary's Eagle Island

Eagle Island, positioned off the coast of Harpswell, Maine, is much sufficient into Casco Bay to provide isolation yet shut adequate to seize the fascination of a tender guy. Its rocky backbone meets the open Atlantic in rugged cliffs with the energy to remodel the momentum of ocean swells into plumes of excellent spray. the inner, coated with a range of plant life, offers a steady welcoming to seabirds and the occasional fauna. Robert E. Peary, a Bowdoin university graduate, obtained the island and, utilizing neighborhood craftsmen, outfitted a cottage for his relations to take advantage of as their summer time domestic. After his discovery of the North Pole in 1909 with its social gathering and controversy, Eagle Island grew to become the relatives retreat, a safe haven from the general public scrutiny attendant a world hero. this is often the tale of 3 generations of the Peary kin and their Eagle Island domestic. Peary�s �Promised Land,� now a kingdom of Maine historical web site and museum, has develop into a mystical position for numerous viewers, leading to its designation as a countrywide historical Landmark in 2014.

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