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Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society
Date: circa 1909
Media: Wood, leather
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
Media: Glass negative
A fleet of privateers and hastily recruited soldiers failed to stop the British from occupying Majabigwaduce on Penobscot Bay in 1779. The disastrous Penobscot Expedition left the area, later known as Castine, to the British and a loyalist colony called New Ireland.
"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.
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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