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A Glimmer on the Polar Sea: The Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1917

  • The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum / Bowdoin College 9500 College Station Brunswick, Maine 04011 USA (map)

Donald MacMillan led an Arctic expedition to claim “Crocker Land,” a distant landmass that Robert Peary sighted in the Polar Sea. MacMillan determined Crocker Land was a mirage. He and his colleagues spent the next four years investigating the natural history of northwest Greenland and the Canadian high Arctic. The exhibit features their scientific work and present-day research in the same region. 

Funded by the Russell and Janet Doubleday Endowment, Kane Lodge Foundation, Inc., Gibbons Summer Research Internship Fund, Bowdoin IT Mobile App Development Program, and Post Grape-Nuts.

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Julie Santorella