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.
About This Item
- Title: 'Bowdoin' and S.S. 'Peary' departing from Wiscasset, 1925
- Creation Date: 1925
- Subject Date: 1925
- Town: Wiscasset
- County: Lincoln
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- 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
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