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The schooner 'Bowdoin' at sea, 1934

Contributed by Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

In this at-sea shot, some of the schooner Bowdoin's gear can be seen on deck: an anchor and chain, as well as the three dories stacked against the schooner's port rail.

These were ready to be launched if needed for getting to shore, or to serve as lifeboats. Occasionally, the crew of the schooner that Donald B. MacMillan had built for Arctic exploration used a dory as a large bathtub!

In 1934, the Bowdoin sailed to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Labrador, and Baffin Island on a three-month expedition to study bird life and plants.

Other Information


  • Title: The schooner 'Bowdoin' at sea, 1934
  • Creator: MacMillan, Donald Baxter
  • Creation Date: 1934
  • Subject Date: 1934
  • County: Labrador
  • State: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Media: photograph
  • Local Code: 3000.33.3898
  • 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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