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Historical Items

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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

Courtesy of Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers, an individual partner Date: circa 1990 Location: Camden Media: Beeswax and pine tar

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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 <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

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.

Site Page

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…

Site Page

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…