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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 54904

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: 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

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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.

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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.

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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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Bowdoin group at Negro Island Harbor, Nova Scotia, 1891

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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Lewis Litchfield, Scarborough, ca. 1958

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.