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Schooner Bowdoin, backing off the pier, Wiscasset, 1926

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Schooner Bowdoin, backing off the pier, Wiscasset, 1926

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The schooner Bowdoin, under power, backs off of the pier in Wiscasset, while a crowd of well-wishers sees them off.

The Bowdoin and its sister ship, the Sachem III departed at 3:30 p.m. on June 19, 1926. The purpose of the expedition was to investigate the flora and fauna of Labrador, South Greenland and other northern points. MacMillan had also hoped to explore some Norse ruins he had seen in a previous expedition.

The expedition was funded by the Field Museum of Chicago.

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  • Title: Schooner Bowdoin, backing off the pier, 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: 10.2 cm x 7.6 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.13487
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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