Eagle Island

Attractions Category: Maine's MidCoast & Islands

  • Eagle Island is a State Historic Site in the United States state of Maine. It is an island in Casco Bay that is the site of the retirement home of the noted polar explorer Admiral Robert Peary (1856-1920). 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, and is located about 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Portland. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971  and declared a National Historic Landmark in 2014

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