Schooner Bowdoin Summers

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In the years following World War II, Donald MacMillan continued his long career of Arctic research aboard the schooner Bowdoin. Many Bowdoin College students and other young men accompanied him on these summer expeditions, collecting data and samples for botanists, ornithologists and other researchers. A selection of photographs from those years document the day-to-day activities and adventures the young men experienced during these trips.

This exhibit is supported by the Friends of Bowdoin College.

Pictured above: Donald B. MacMillan. Getting water off an iceberg, 1948. Silver gelatin print. Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan.

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