Bowdoin Coastal Studeis Center

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Coastal Studies Center


The Coastal Studies Center occupies a 118-acre coastal site with 2.5 miles of shoreline that is twelve miles from campus on Orr’s Island, and known as the Thalheimer Farm. The Center is devoted to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and features a marine biological laboratory with flowing seawater, a terrestrial laboratory, a pier and dock facility, meeting spaces, and a scientific buoy in Harpswell Sound. 

Marine Laboratory

Marine Lab

The Bowdoin Marine Laboratory is the scientific component of Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center.

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At a Glance  

 Bowdoin College - Coastal Studies Center
Coastal Studies Center 
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Bowdoin Marine Laboratory


  • Program Assistant/Scheduler
    Rosie Armstrong
    telephone (207)725-3396
    fax (207) 725-3989
  • Caretaker
    Mark Murray
    telephone (207) 721-5900
    fax (207) 725-3989
  • Alternate Caretaker
    Dennis Luescher
    telephone  (207) 522-8167
  • Location
    240 Bayview Road
    Orr's Island, ME 04066
  • Mail
    6700 College Station
    Brunswick, ME 04011

Take the Shuttle
to the Coastal Studies Center 

Coastal Studies Center Shuttle

See the schedule

Background photograph: Searles Science Building.