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Miriam MacMillan
Birth: Jun. 13, 1905
Death: Aug. 18, 1987

Explorer. Born Miriam Look in Massachusetts, together with her husband Donald Macmillan she was an explorer, sailor and researcher, who made pioneering expeditions to the Artic. In 1935, she married Donald Macmillan and together they made exploratory work in the Artic circle. They made repeated trips northward, surveying, mapping unknown land and water, collecting zoological and geological specimens, studying Eskimo life, language and establishing a school for Eskimo children in Labrador. After husband's service in the Navy during World War II, she resumed with him in northward sailings exploring the white ice packs of the North Pole. She made her last trip to the Arctic with husband in 1954, and was noted for being part of the first to land on King Christian Island and the first to use airplanes over the far North. After her husband's death in 1970, she devoted herself to arranging and cataloguing the thousands of photographs, slides and artifacts that she and MacMillan brought back from the Arctic. She served as honorary curator of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and in 1981, was accepted into the Explorer's Club, as one of only a few women accepted at that time. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Donald MacMillan (1874 - 1970)
 
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Provincetown Cemetery
Provincetown
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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