Arctic Schooner Bowdoin

About this Boat


  • L.O.A.: 88′
  • Beam: 20′
  • Draft: 10′
  • Displacement: 48,000

Bowdoin was conceived of by Donald Macmillan and designed by William Hand as an Arctic exploration and research vessel. It was built by Hodgdon Brothers in East Boothbay, Maine in 1921. From then to 1954 Bowdoin, with Macmillan at the helm, made 24 trips to the Arctic, the last when he was 80. Now designated as a National Historic Landmark, it is owned and operated by Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, and is used for training and education.

For more information:

Schooner Bowdoin Biography
Maine Maritime Academy

Available Models

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BW-18-C-1

  • Model length: 18″
  • Board length: 21″
  • Model material: Laminated basswood with mahogany waterline and gloss finish
  • Board: Mahogany with matte finish
  • Price:$375.00(includes shipping within US)
  • Please contact us for availability.

BW-18-P-1

  • Model length: 18″
  • Board length: 21″
  • Model material: Laminated basswood
  • Board: Mahogany with matte finish
  • Price: $425.00(includes shipping in US)
  • Please contact us for availability.