MacMillan with puppy on 'Bowdoin,' 1939

Contributed by Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center


Some of Donald MacMillan's work in the Arctic relied on sleds pulled by dogs especially bred for working. Occasionally a particular dog, like Kahda, became a pet as well. MacMillan was known to be fond of dogs and very good at working with them -- skills he learned from Inuit companions on his first Arctic expedition with Robert Peary in 1908-1909.

Donald MacMillan, a native of Provincetown, Massachusetts, moved to Maine as a teenager. He graduated from Freeport High School and later from Bowdoin College, for which he named the schooner he built in 1921 for Arctic expeditions.

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  • Title: MacMillan with puppy on 'Bowdoin,' 1939
  • Creator: MacMillan, Miriam Look
  • Creation Date: 1939
  • Subject Date: 1939
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: 3000.33.4492
  • Object Type: Image

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center
Bowdoin College, 9500 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011-8495
(207) 725-3416

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