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Embarkation of MacMillan Expedition, Wiscasset, 1926

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Embarkation of MacMillan Expedition, Wiscasset, 1926

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Crowds gather to see the Bowdoin off in Wiscasset.

In a "Special Dispatch" to "The Sunday Telegram" on June 20, 1926 the scene from this day was recorded as "Flags flying, salutes booming from the shore, and a wildly cheering crowd shouting itself hoarse on the deck, the doughty little schooner Bowdoin slid away form her berth at 3:30 this afternoon, bound for the Arctic for the fourth time."

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  • Title: Embarkation of MacMillan Expedition, Wiscasset, 1926
  • Creator: Portland Press Herald , Evening Express
  • Creation Date: 1926-06-19
  • Subject Date: 1926-06-19
  • Town: Wiscasset
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass negative
  • Dimensions (cm): 8 x 11
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.13513
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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