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Title: Steamship Norumbega
Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library
Date: circa 1905
Location: Bar Harbor
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1898
Media: Paint, canvas, cloth, wood
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Owner in 1924: Clinton W. Davis Agent
Use: Shop - Junk
Owner in 1924: Pocahantas Fuel Company, Inc.
After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.
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.