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Item 54903

Title: Schooner 'Bowdoin' departs from Castine, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Date: circa 1950

Location: Castine

Media: Photograph

Item 54904

Title: Schooner 'Bowdoin' in winter quarters, Baffin Island, 1922

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Date: 1922-04-02

Location: Bowdoin Harbor

Media: photograph

Item 55121

Title: Miriam MacMillan recording on 'Bowdoin,' 1947

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Date: 1947

Location: Siorapadoo

Media: negative

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Exhibit

 Capt. MacMillan's departure, Wiscasset, 1925

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.

Exhibit

Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

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 Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Exhibit

Grand Falls Expedition party, Labrador, 1891

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.

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Site

Bowdoin group at Negro Island Harbor, Nova Scotia, 1891

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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Site

Marsh Staddle, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag

The history of a 350+-year-old city south of Portland, the Scarborough site was constructed by representatives from Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library. Exhibits include the marsh, transportation and roads, shipyards and shipwrecks, clamming and lobstering, famous residents, and education.