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Item 23740

Title: 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

Title: 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

Title: Beeswax used in sailmaking, ca. 1990

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1990

Location: Camden

Media: Beeswax and pine tar

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

 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.

Exhibit

Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.