History

Kent Island Caretakers

1930-35 Allan Moses, Ralph Griffin

1936-1949 Ernest Joy

1950-52 none (in violation of terms of deed; Lester and Myhron Tate and Bowdoin student Al Barnes volunteered)

1952-55 Rex Harris

1956-58 Harry Green

1959-61 Sydney Guptill

1962-81 Myhron Tate

1982-89 Bob Tate

1990-present Russell Ingalls

Note: During the first 15 years of the Bowdoin Scientific Station, Lester Tate (Myhron’s father and Bob’s grandfather) was mostly responsible for boat transportation and major carpentry. The exact years that Harris, Green and Guptill were caretakers have not been confirmed. Mark Murray (Bowdoin ’75) shared caretaker’s duties during the summers of 1990-95, 2000-01, and 2004-present.