Eagle Island (Casco Bay, Maine)

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Eagle Island
EagleIslandsegl.jpg
Peary's house on Eagle Island
Nearest city Harpswell, Maine
Coordinates 43°42′40″N 70°3′10″W / 43.71111°N 70.05278°W / 43.71111; -70.05278Coordinates: 43°42′40″N 70°3′10″W / 43.71111°N 70.05278°W / 43.71111; -70.05278
Built 1904
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 71000069 [1]
Added to NRHP November 23, 1971

Eagle Island is a State Historic Site in the United States state of Maine. It is an island in Casco Bay, Maine and is preserved because it is the site of the retirement home of Admiral Robert Peary, the polar explorer. Peary bought the island in 1881 and retired there in 1911, after he had achieved fame and glory with his (sometimes disputed) expedition to the North Pole. His family continued to live in the house he built there, but donated the island to the people of Maine in 1955.

The island is part of the Town of Harpswell, in Cumberland County.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 

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