Sailors watching iceberg from 'Bowdoin,' 1947

Contributed by Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center


While icebergs are a common sight in northern waters, they never lose their fascination. The crew of the schooner Bowdoin admires a small iceberg from a safe distance during their 1947 voyage to Greenland.

Miriam MacMillan, in her distinctive red hat, can be seen at the stern; she appears to be checking her camera. She was the wife of Donald MacMillan who headed the expedition.

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  • Title: Sailors watching iceberg from 'Bowdoin,' 1947
  • Creator: Rutherford Platt
  • Creation Date: 1947
  • Subject Date: 1947
  • Location: Greenland
  • Media: Transparency
  • Local Code: 1975.10.1295
  • Collection: Rutherford Platt Collection
  • 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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