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Historical Items

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Item 103814

MacMillian Arctic Expedition official farewell, Wiscasset, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1923-06-24 Location: Wiscasset Media: Glass Negative

Item 54903

Schooner 'Bowdoin' departs from Castine, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center Date: circa 1950 Location: Castine Media: Photographic print

Item 55121

Miriam MacMillan recording on 'Bowdoin,' 1947

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center Date: 1947 Location: Siorapadoo Media: Photo negative

Exhibits

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Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.

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The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.

Site Pages

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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Hudson Museum

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 1 of 4

… violins were taken to the North Pole by Arctic explorer Donald B. MacMillan, a school friend of his.