Hodgdon Yachts of East Boothbay (formerly Hodgdon Brothers) is a five-generation family business that has been building ships and boats for 200 years. In 1920, Donald MacMillan selected this yard to construct the Schooner Bowdoin, the only American schooner that was designed and built specifically for Arctic exploration work. The Bowdoin under MacMillan’s command sailed to the Arctic between 1921 and 1954, including three overwintering expeditions. The shipyard is not open to visitors.
Image courtesy of Hodgdon Yachts, East Boothbay.