Keywords: Belle Isle
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Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society
Location: Presque Isle
Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center
Location: Strait of Belle Isle
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.