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Schooner 'Bowdoin' in drydock, South Portland, 1921

Contributed by Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

After her April launching, but before her first trip North, the schooner Bowdoin went into dry dock at South Portland to be fitted out with masts, rigging, gear, and equipment.

This image shows the schooner's shallow draft and rounded hull shape, which allows her to ride up on the ice, rather than be squeezed or crushed.

Other Information


  • Title: Schooner 'Bowdoin' in drydock, South Portland, 1921
  • Creator: MacMillan, Donald Baxter
  • Creation Date: 1921
  • Subject Date: 1921
  • Town: South Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: photograph
  • Local Code: 3000.33.3634
  • Collection: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum core collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center
Bowdoin College, 9500 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011-8495
(207) 725-3416
http://academic.bowdoin.edu/arcticmuseum/

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