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Eagle Island State Historic Site (Summer home of North Pole Explorer Admiral Peary)

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Eagle Island, Harpswell, ME, United States, Harpswell, ME
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Nestled a few miles off the coast of Maine, Eagle Island State Historic Site, and National Historic Landmark, receives about 6,000 visitors each season who tour the summer home of North Pole Explorer Admiral Robert Peary. Purchased in 1881 for $200, the island provides a perfect perch for Peary's summer home that overlooks Casco Bay and surrounding islands. Eagle Island received National Historic Landmark designation from the Secretary of the Interior on August 25, 2014 in recognition of the property's national significance in the history of the United States.

EAGLE ISLAND IS ACCESSIBLE BY BOAT ONLY and is about 3 miles off the coast of Harpswell, Maine. Eagle Island is open to visitors between 10AM and 5PM, from June 15 through Labor Day. Please note that because Eagle Island is a bird nesting sanctuary, the trails are open only after July 15 and NO dogs are allowed.

Traveling to Eagle Island is available through the following:

The Marie L operates out of The Dolphin Marina located at 515 Basin Point Road, Harpswell, Maine 04079. The Marie L offers a 20 minute boat ride each way and operates from Thursday through Sunday at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. For more information call 207-833-5343 or visit their website at http://www.dolphinmarinaandrestaurant.com/

Sea Escape Cottages and Charters  23 Sea Escape Lane Bailey Island Maine 04079. For more information call 207-833-5531 or visit their website at http://www.seaescapecottages.com/

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(Source: Friends of Friends of Peary's Eagle Island)

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