It’s Tall Ships® Tuesday! Meet Bowdoin.
Posted by Tall Ships America on July 14, 2015
IT’S TALL SHIPS® TUESDAY AND TODAY’S FEATURED TALL SHIP IS BOWDOIN!
WHERE YOU’LL FIND HER:
IN THE PARADE OF SAIL AT IBERDROLA USA TALL SHIPS® PORTLAND 2015 (JULY 18)
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
The 100’ schooner BOWDOIN is the flagship of the Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) sail training fleet and the official sailing vessel of the state of Maine. Built in 1921 for exploring Arctic waters, she is one of the strongest wooden vessels ever constructed. Between 1921 and 1954, she made 26 voyages above the Arctic Circle under the command of explorer Donald B. MacMillan. Today, Bowdoin serves the students of MMA, the state of Maine, and New England, sailing in the waters of New England, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, and Greenland. Since being purchased by MMA in 1988, Bowdoin has returned to the Arctic three times with MMA students, continuing the tradition of Admiral MacMillan in carrying young people to the northern latitudes.
Vessel Type: Schooner
Homeport: Castine, ME
Sparred length: 100’
Rig height: 70’
Sail area: 2,000 square feet
Power: 190 HP diesel
Join us every Tuesday for more profiles of the ships participating in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2015 Race Series.