CAPTAIN MAC: THE LIFE OF DONALD BAXTER MACMILLIAN, ARCTIC EXPLORER BY MARY MORTON COWAN

CAPTAIN MAC
CAPTAIN MAC
Item# ISBN 978-1590787090
$17.95

The book follows Donald Baxter MacMillan's life from boyhood until death. Orphaned at twelve, Mac worked his way through Bowdoin College, became a teacher, and later joined Robert Peary's 1908-1909 North Pole expedition. Fascinated with the Arctic, Mac went on to explore and research the region for nearly fifty years. Not only was Mac a gifted explorer, he was a humanitarian as well. With the help of donations, Mac supplied materials to build the first school in northern Labrador. He supported the school for the rest of his life. Equally as impressive were Mac's efforts to see that Matthew Henson, an African-American arctic explorer, received the recognition that he had been denied due to his race. Mary Morton Cowan also wrote the Maine Library Assn award winner Timberrr. Hardcover 208 pages