Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Bowdoin"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Bowdoin, Thad Koza (http://www.tallshipsinternational.net/), Sail Virginia 2007 , 06/2007

Source, location, date:
Thad Koza (http://www.tallshipsinternational.net/),
Sail Virginia 2007,
06/2007

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Bowdoin
Registered port:Castine
Nation:USA
Type of rigging:SCHONER
Year built:1921
Yard:Hodgdon Brothers Shipyard, East Boothbay, Maine
Overall length:30.50 m
Length (hull):26.80 m
Breadth:6.10 m
Draught:3.00 m
Sail area:280 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:190 PS
Engine:Cummings Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 Dec 2000

  • built 1921 at the Hodgdon Brothers shipyard, East Boothbay, Maine, construction and design was carefully considered and well-executed because of her specialized purpose sailing Arctic waters
  • first crossed the Arctic Circle on August 23, 1921 under the command of Admiral Donald B. MacMillan, she sailed north with MacMillan two dozen times, carrying scientists, adventurers and students, she wintered over 3 times in the far north where she was frozen in the ice until 1954
  • during Word War II she served as Greenland patrol vessel in the US Navy
  • in June 1959 she was aquired by the Mystic Seaport museum
  • 1986 she was honored as Maine's official sailing vessel, since 1988 she has been the flagship of the Maine Maritime Academy's sail training fleet, offers a broad range of program in seamanship, ocean studies, and curriculum development
  • designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989
  • 1990 she visited Labrador, 1991 and 1994 she sailed to Greenland, her 26th and 27th crossing of the Arctic Circle

Contact:

Website (English, 03 Apr 2011):
http://bowdoin.mma.edu/
The Arctic Schooner Bowdoin: history, sailing on the Bowdoin, Arctic voyages, photos

Website (English, 16 Sep 2000):
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/nhl/bowdoin.htm
Schooner Bowdoin - National Historic Landmark Study: an actual photo and some historic ones, present and historic physical appearance, bibliographic references

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 326 Source with history Source with technical data

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2000 ISBN: 0-9636483-5-7
(12th Edition)
Page: 75 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Thaddeus Koza
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
(http://www.tallshipsinternational.com/)
Page: 42 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 367 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2007 ISBN: 978-0-9799878-0-9
(17th Edition)
Page: 120 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact