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Contributed by: Bangor Public Library
Date: circa 1905
Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society
Location: Boothbay Harbor
Media: Photographic print
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.
The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.
The rocky coastline of Cape Elizabeth has sent many vessels to their watery graves.
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The scow schooner, which used a schooner rig on a flat-bottomed, blunt-ended scow hull, was popular in North America for coastal and river transport.
Ships The schooner Victory, Hampden, ca. 1898 Item 28115 infoHampden Historical Society
… a mackerel seiner and was the captain of several schooners. Mackerel fishing declined in the late 1800s, and Smith may have turned to shopkeeping…