I don’t often pay much attention to sailing vessels, mostly because of this from Melville:
Again, I always go to sea as a sailor , because they make a point of paying me for my trouble, whereas they never pay passengers a single penny that I ever heard of. On the contrary, passengers themselves must pay. And there is all the difference in the world between paying and being paid.
I have been aboard the Bowdoin once and know a little of it’s story.
The video at Old Salt Blog is a good one, about the captain and crew but especially the people of the far north who knew the Bowdoin from past voyages and visited her again on her return.