The schooner 'Bowdoin' at sea, 1934

Contributed by Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center


In this at-sea shot, some of the schooner Bowdoin's gear can be seen on deck: an anchor and chain, as well as the three dories stacked against the schooner's port rail.

These were ready to be launched if needed for getting to shore, or to serve as lifeboats. Occasionally, the crew of the schooner that Donald B. MacMillan had built for Arctic exploration used a dory as a large bathtub!

In 1934, the Bowdoin sailed to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Labrador, and Baffin Island on a three-month expedition to study bird life and plants.

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  • Title: The schooner 'Bowdoin' at sea, 1934
  • Creator: Donald Baxter MacMillan
  • Creation Date: 1934
  • Subject Date: 1934
  • Location: Labrador County, NL, Canada
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: 3000.33.3898
  • Object Type: Image

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center
Bowdoin College, 9500 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011-8495
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