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Historical Items

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Item 28939

Bowdoin group at Negro Island Harbor, Nova Scotia, 1891

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center Date: 1891 Location: Negro Island Harbor Media: paper; photograph

Item 13641

George Wardwell snowshoes, Bucksport, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: circa 1909 Location: Bucksport Media: Wood, leather

Item 82336

'Medric' and 'Bowdoin,' East Boothbay, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1923 Location: East Boothbay Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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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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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

Site Pages

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Project Partners

The subject matter of a learning expedition is a compelling topic derived from content standards. Learning expeditions feature linked projects that…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

… (then Robinson) Mountain on the blueberry picking expeditions was an event. So when the fathers were working the quarries and mothers were home the…