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Item 55115

Schooner 'Bowdoin' navigating Strait of Belle Isle, 1947

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Date: 1947-08-08

Location: Strait of Belle Isle

Media: Photo negative

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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.