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'Bowdoin' and S.S. 'Peary' departing from Wiscasset, 1925

Contributed by Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

A large crowd was present at the send-off for the schooner Bowdoin and the steamer Peary as they left Wiscasset for the Arctic to pursue an experiment. Well-wishers crowd the dock, both vessels, and the small boats and ferry nearby.

The vessels carried three amphibious airplanes, U.S. Navy personnel, and a radio set in order to test the feasibility of using both aircraft and radio communications in Arctic regions.

This 1925 joint expedition was sponsored by National Geographic.


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  • Title: 'Bowdoin' and S.S. 'Peary' departing from Wiscasset, 1925
  • Creation Date: 1925
  • Subject Date: 1925
  • Town: Wiscasset
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: photograph
  • Local Code: 3000.16.15
  • 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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