Schooner 'Bowdoin' in winter quarters, Baffin Island, 1922


Deliberately iced in for her first Arctic winter, the schooner Bowdoin sports snow domes over her hatches for protection from wind while allowing air to circulate into the vessel. More snow blocks are banked against her hull for insulation and to prevent condensation in the living quarters. Notice the snow house on the ice nearby.

Donald MacMillan's 1921-1922 expedition undertook a variety of scientific projects, including a magnetic study station, ornithological and navigation work, exploration and studies of the local Inuit community on Baffin Island.

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