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Contributed by: An individual through Colby College Special Collections
Location: South Portland; Portland
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1940
Media: 16mm film
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.
Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.
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.
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More Shep Hurd Photos Telegram offering to pay for Brady Gang film, Bangor, 1937 Item 31420 infoBangor Historical Society
Sadly, no known copies of the film exist today and yet, many wonderful still photographs of the filming of Queen of The Sea survive in both public…
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