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Birthday celebration aboard 'Bowdoin,' 1947

Birthday celebration aboard 'Bowdoin,' 1947

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The crew of the Bowdoin gathers belowdecks to offer a birthday toast to a crew member.

In 1947, the schooner Bowdoin carried scientists and students north as far as Cape Sabine on Ellesmere Island, almost falling victim to the ice pack there.

Cape Sabine was the site of Adolphus Greely's retreat during the 1881-1884 U.S. Army expedition that went tragically awry, resulting in many deaths by starvation before the survivors were rescued.

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