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Item 28939

Title: 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

Title: George Wardwell snowshoes, Bucksport, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society

Date: circa 1909

Location: Bucksport

Media: Wood, leather

Item 82336

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

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society

Date: circa 1923

Location: East Boothbay

Media: Photograph

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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.


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.


Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

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.

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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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