Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Schooner Bowdoin Returns From Arctic

Schooner Bowdoin ( catalog #02185 ) The historic schooner Bowdoin is back in its home port of Castine after completing its latest voyage to the Arctic. The 88-foot wooden ship sailed as far north as Hareo Island off the coast of Greenland, about 240 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It reached the northern-most point of its voyage in late June. Built in 1921 in East Boothbay, the Bowdoin made 25 scientific expeditions to the Arctic Circle under the leadership of Adm. Donald MacMillan until 1954.

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