Contributed by Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center
On July 4, 1986, New York Harbor was filled with vessels of all kinds in a parade of sail to honor the centennial and recent restoration of the Statue of Liberty. The schooner Bowdoin, herself newly restored, appears under sail, framed by the crowd of spectators on shore.
Launched in East Boothbay in 1921, the Bowdoin shows the classic lines of the American "knockabout" fishing schooner of the late 19th century. Her low rig, rounded bow and compact shape were designed for Arctic conditions where the vessel would typically encounter either too much or too little wind.
About This Item
- Title: 'Bowdoin' at Statue of Liberty, New York, 1986
- Creator: The Boston Globe
- Creation Date: 1986-07-04
- Subject Date: 1986-07-04
- Town: New York
- County: New York
- State: NY
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: 1994.5.2243
- 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
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LC Subject Headings
- Bowdoin (ship)
- Statue of Liberty National Monument (N.Y. and N.J.)
- Centennial celebrations--New York--New York
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