Bank Donates to Schooner Bowdoin Restoration

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Schooner Bowdoin, Photo/Maine Maritime.

Pen Bay Pilot: Camden National Bank will donate a total of $10,000 over the next two years to Maine Maritime Academy to help maintain, protect, and preserve the historic schooner Bowdoin. The grant will be received by the Bowdoin Centennial Campaign, a fundraising effort to keep the vessel exploring, sailing and training for another 100 years.

The campaign is funding a restoration project which has included the replacement of her 30-year-old deck, stanchions and ceiling timbers, along with several systems upgrades: an engine rebuild; increasing the tank capacities for fuel, fresh water and wastewater; a new refrigeration system; electrical system, and generator. A new foremast will be installed later this summer. Fundraising efforts are still underway and the goal is to complete the campaign by year’s end.

Read more about the grant made for restoration of the schooner Bowdoin.