'Bowdoin' and S.S. 'Peary' departing from Wiscasset, 1925

Contributed by Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center


A large crowd was present at the send-off for the schooner Bowdoin and the steamer Peary as they left Wiscasset for the Arctic to pursue an experiment. Well-wishers crowd the dock, both vessels, and the small boats and ferry nearby.

The vessels carried three amphibious airplanes, U.S. Navy personnel, and a radio set in order to test the feasibility of using both aircraft and radio communications in Arctic regions.

This 1925 joint expedition was sponsored by National Geographic.

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  • Title: 'Bowdoin' and S.S. 'Peary' departing from Wiscasset, 1925
  • Creation Date: 1925
  • Subject Date: 1925
  • Location: Wiscasset, Lincoln County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: 3000.16.15
  • Object Type: Image

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center
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