Category: Nature & Geography, Exploration, Equipment
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1800
Media: Iron, brass
Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
Media: Wood, canvas
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.
The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.