22 responses to “Peary’s Eagle Island”

  1. Vitoria

    Hey Jim!

    Like I imagined. You describe all of you own experience, history(of generations), places and it’s characteristics very well.

    Cool pictures also and hey, how beautiful places you have not that far away. It’s not far for you, but for many of us, yes!

    Love & light,


  2. Gary Young China Sourcing


    What a great adventure. All of those memories you have built up will last a lifetime. I’m definitely a big fan for leaving the office and home and taking a trip that will be unforgettable.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. marquita herald

    As always, love the photos … and oh, I do love Maine! Of course it’s about as far away as you can get from where I live in Maui without going to a foreign country so it’s been awhile since my last visit. Thanks for the memories.

  4. Yorinda

    Hi Jim,

    thank you for taking me on a tour to this Island and being the tour guide with detailed historic information.
    A 3 sided fireplace, how cool is that.
    The ‘cookstove’ or coalrange as we call it here brings back memories of cooking on a few of them.
    Transporting ice on a row boat, how long would it take to row across? Did they need double the quantity to have any ice left? 🙂

    Thank you for the great article and pictures.

  5. Theuns

    Hi Jim

    Thanks for the tour on the island LOL . well one of my dreams is to have my own so
    it was great to see what Admiral Peary did . Nice to look ar the photos thanks .

    Best Regards

  6. William Earl Amis, Jr. III

    this was an amazing ride through time. I love the historical places we have here in New England. There are so many unique finds and you have located one fantastic place. Rich in history and still keeping people visiting for a touch of calmer times.

    I love visiting your blog of travels. If one can not physically be there. Your writing style has us believing we took the journey with you.

    Thanks for sharing and keep us alive with these awesome adventures.

  7. Loren

    Hi Jim:

    Wow! A romantic island and wonderful place to visit. Thanks for taking us along on your journey. I’ve heard so much about the beauty of Maine and The Harpswells and would love to visit, especially now after reading your post and seeing your photos. It was fun to follow your history lesson and story about Admiral Perry. It really is special to live on an island but I think even moreso today to experience life “off the grid” for even a short while is quite special.

  8. John Gaydon

    Hi Jim,

    Wow, this is a wonderful place. Last time we were in this area, we got as far as New Haqmpshire.

    I am going to have to find a way to get to Maine now! You do a very thorough job relating the places you visit.

  9. Fredrick Contreas

    Nice review! This is exactly the type of article that needs to be shared around the internet. Sad on the Bing for not ranking this blog post higher!

  10. Dr. Erica Goodstone


    What a treat to bring us to this magnificent home. Admiral Peary’s family must have loved that home, especially as they visited there in the summers. It just shows the power of having a dream, a vision, and then fulfilling it. Thanks for taking us on this virtual trip.


  11. David Paul

    What a wonderful piece, Jim. I felt as if I was on that tour with you. Could almost smell the salty air and the cinders from that three sided fireplace. Amazingly well writen.

    Thank you for the experience and the wonderful history lesson.

    David H. Paul

  12. Kevin Martineau

    What a fascinating place Jim!

    I love these types of things. I love checking out old buildings with a lots of history. If I ever make it to that part of the world I am going to have to check it out!


  13. Whitney Caberto

    I must say I am impressed. It’s not very often that I encounter a website that’s both educative as well as amusing. Just want to let you know that you’ve hit the nail on the head. Your suggestion is fantastic. Thank you is all I really have to say .

  14. Sally

    I have to say that this makes me want to take a trip out & visit the house. My mother was actually born & raised on Orr’s Island, the Island right before Bailey’s Island, so I know the area some, but never realized there was such a great house on Eagle Island. Beautiful area on the whole region, so one of these days, I’ll get out there & visit. Thanks for the great tour & pictures. 🙂

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