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Schooner 'Bowdoin's' Seafaring Life

 'Bowdoin' at Statue of Liberty, New York, 1986

'Bowdoin' at Statue of Liberty, New York, 1986

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

On July 4, 1986, New York Harbor was filled with vessels of all kinds in a parade of sail to honor the centennial of the Statue of Liberty, recently restored. The schooner Bowdoin, also newly restored, sails by the crowd of spectators on shore in this Boston Globe photograph.

The Bowdoin shows the classic lines of the American "knockabout" fishing schooner of the late 19th century. Her low rig, rounded bow, and compact shape are ready for any conditions, from a crowded city harbor to the harsh and variable seas of the Far North.


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