KENT ISLAND'S BOWDOIN COLLEGE RESEARCH STATION
Located on Kent Island, one of the islands in the Grand Manan Archipelago, the Bowdoin College Scientific Research Station has operated as a research facility and sanctuary for nesting seabirds since it was gifted to the College by Sterling Rockefeller in 1935. This exhibit tells you about the island’s history, and some of the fascinating research they have conducted, including fog research over a 60 year period. Over 200 bird species have been recorded there and 55 of those species nest there. The 1930-1940s correspondence of caretaker Ernest Joy to MIT professor Dr. Bob Cunningham, a fog researcher and Meteorologist, is a fascinating part of this intimate exhibit where you can sit in a private alcove and read his letters, detailing his daily life spent on this isolated bird colony island.