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

ISBN-10: 1467125628

ISBN-13: 9781467125628

ISBN-10: 1540216411

ISBN-13: 9781540216410

Eagle Island, positioned off the coast of Harpswell, Maine, is way 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 power to remodel the momentum of ocean swells into plumes of tremendous spray. the inner, coated with a range of plant life, offers a gradual welcoming to seabirds and the occasional fauna. Robert E. Peary, a Bowdoin collage graduate, acquired the island and, utilizing neighborhood craftsmen, equipped a cottage for his relatives to take advantage of as their summer time domestic. After his discovery of the North Pole in 1909 with its party and controversy, Eagle Island grew to become the family members 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 country of Maine historical website and museum, has develop into a paranormal position for numerous viewers, leading to its designation as a countrywide historical Landmark in 2014.

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