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Item 23740

Crew in rigging of Bowdoin, Wiscasset, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1926-06-19

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Glass Negative

Item 23750

Crew in the rigging of the Bowdoin, Wiscasset, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1926-06-19

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Glass Negative

Item 14518

Beeswax used in sailmaking, ca. 1990

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1990

Location: Camden

Media: Beeswax and pine tar

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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.

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Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Capt. MacMillan's departure, Wiscasset, 1925

Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.

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Trying out the pump, Swan's Island, 2003

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining Baird's Quarry

The men are trying out the pump they rigged up on the raft before setting it in place to pump out the quarry.

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Della Collins, Eastern Steamship Company Wharf, Kennebec River, Hallowell, ca. 1890

Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

Three-masted "terns" were a favorite rig of Canada's Maritime Provinces. The scow schooner, which used a schooner rig on a flat-bottomed, blunt-ended…

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Ship Frank F. Curling, Thomaston, 1878

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Edward O'Brien moves to Thomaston - 1850s

… size from pinkies to schooners and barges to full-rigged ships called Down Easters. The Honorable Edward O’Brien and Captain Samuel Watts were two…