• Day12

    Eagle Island, more pics

    August 13, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    Adm. Peary bought this island for $200 soon after he graduated from Bowdoin College. He had always loved the island since visiting as a boy. He built the original house in 1912, then added on to it after recognition for discovery of the NP. Luckily his wife loved its wild remoteness too. Most often they used it as a summer home, as it only had a wood stove for heat, although they tried living there thru a couple of winters. Also, Adm. Peary raised Angora rabbits on the island after he retired.🐰Read more