Tours of Bowdoin available June 3-5

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 11:00am

    Mark Gimbel is working with Maine Maritime Academy and the captain of schooner Bowdoin to plan three days of special events in Boothbay Harbor. The schooner will depart from the town dock off Commercial Street on Tuesday, June 6 at 12:30 p.m. for the coast of Labrador.

    This trip is a dress rehearsal for the 2024 trip to the Arctic Circle and the coast of Greenland. They will follow the course sailed by Arctic explorer Donald MacMillan, original owner of Bowdoin.

    Gimbel convinced Captain Alex Peacock that leaving from the same dock MacMillan used would create a special event. He hopes there will be many well wishers in the Whale Park or on boats to bid them farewell as they leave the harbor.

    If you are interested in going aboard the schooner either privately or with a group please see the following schedule:

    Saturday, June 3

    11 a.m.-noon-Private Tour

    Noon-4 p.m.-Public Tours

    6-8 p.m.- Available for Reception

    Sunday, June 4

    10 a.m.-noon-Available for Reserved Group Tours/School Groups

    Noon-4 p.m.-Open to the public

    6-8 p.m.-Available for Reception

    Monday, June 5

    10 a.m.-noon-Open to all Public

    Noon-Closed to prepare for departure

    Tuesday, June 6

    Fanfare for 12:30 p.m. departure to Labrador

    For school group tours and reception reservations, please email Mark Gimbel at