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Flag USA
Rig Schooner
Homeport Castine, ME
Sparred Length 100'
LOA 88'
LOD 83'
LWL 72'
Draft 10'
Beam 20'
Rig Height 70'
Freeboard 4'
Sail Area 200 square feet
Tons 66 GRT
Power 190 HP diesel
Hull wood
The schooner Bowdoin is the flaghip of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) sail training fleet, and the official sailing vessel of the state of Maine. Built in 1921 for exploring the 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. MacMillian. Today, Bowdoin serves the students of MMA, the state of Maine, and New England. She is the flagship of MMA's Sail Training Curriculum in which students learn to sail and manage traditional and modern sailing vessels. Bowdoin's sailing grounds include New England, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, and Greenland. Training afloat is performed on the Academy's fleet of over 100 vessels, including a 500-foot training ship, a 35-foot schooner, a Tugboat, 5 Colgate 26's, and numerous other sailing and power vessels from 15 to 50 feet.
Who Sails Other: Students of the Maine Maritime Academy
Program Type
Education Fully accredited: sail training
Affiliated Schools  Maine Maritime Academy
Affiliated Groups  
Cruising Waters: Summer
Cruising Waters: Winter
Season June to October
Designer William Hand
Built 1921
Coast Guard Certification Sailing School Vessel (Subchapter R),
Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T),
Crew 6
Trainees & Passengers 40 day passages, 11 overnight
Contact Person Timothy Leach, Marine Operations Manager
Organization Maine Maritime Academy
Address Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, ME 04421 US
Telephone 1 (207) 326-0254
Fax 1 (207) 326-2377
e-mail tim.leach@mma.edu
Website www.mainemaritime.edu
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