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Fox pelts in rigging of 'Bowdoin,' Baffin Island, 1922

Contributed by Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

During the long Arctic winter, the men on Donald MacMillan's crew aboard the schooner Bowdoin hunted for fresh meat and valuable furs. Here, fox pelts hang from the rigging to cure.

A plankton net used for scientific sampling can be seen at left.

During her first Arctic expedition in 1921-1922, the schooner was iced in for over eight months at southern Baffin Island. The schooner served as home while the men explored and conducted scientific studies.

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  • Title: Fox pelts in rigging of 'Bowdoin,' Baffin Island, 1922
  • Creator: MacMillan, Donald Baxter
  • Creation Date: 1922
  • Subject Date: 1922
  • Town: Bowdoin Harbor
  • County: Baffin Land
  • State: Nunavut
  • Media: photograph
  • Local Code: 3000.33.590
  • 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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