Karen Mills Christens USNS Millinocket (AL.com)

U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills, the wife of Bowdoin President Barry Mills, christened the USNS Millinocket at a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, on April 20, 2013. It is the second US Navy vessel to be named for the northern Maine town; the first was torpedoed on its way to Mobile by a German U-boat 70 years ago. The christening of the USNS Millinocket, which represents the working towns of Millinocket and East Millinocket “recognizes the contributions both communities have made to the military” and “for a hard-working past at the world’s largest paper mill as well as sacrifices made during the Great Depression.”

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