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Schooners Bowdoin and Sachem III leaving Wiscasset, 1926

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Schooners Bowdoin and Sachem III leaving Wiscasset, 1926

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The schooners Bowdoin and Sachem III are leaving Wiscasset embarking on an expedition to the coasts of Newfoundland, Laborador, Baffin Land, and Greenland.

The Sachem was the sister ship of the Bowdoin. Historically sister ships were similarly constructed to their companion ships so if the need arose that material from one ship had to be used on the other, it easily could be. For this trip the Sachem was used to assist Commander MacMillan and carry some some of the scientists for the expedition.

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  • Title: Schooners Bowdoin and Sachem III leaving 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: 2005.061.13493; Coll. 1949 #13493
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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