Research Vessel Dedicated to Bowdoin Professor Ed Laine

R/V Laine Dedication

The dedication of the R/V Laine

For those passing through the northeast side of campus last Friday, it was hard to miss the 21-foot Seaway research vessel perched high and dry outside of Cleaveland Hall—the centerpiece of an event honoring Ed Laine, associate professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science, in recognition of his retirement to emeritus status.

Colleagues, students, and friends of Laine gathered in the noon sun while the coastal motor vessel was christened the R/V Laine—a fitting tribute to a faculty member who has been introducing Bowdoin students to boat-based oceanographic research for years, among many other contributions to marine science at the college.

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