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Update 10/5/2021: Miniboats in Newfoundland

New Foundland school children in classroom with miniboat, HK Pride

About the USS Constitution Museum Miniboats

The Museum’s first miniboats are launched! Teal Turtle and HK Pride were made by eleven 4th grade students at our neighboring Boston Public school, Harvard-Kent Elementary. The boats are unmanned, five-foot sailboats equipped with a solar GPS tracker.

The miniboats were ceremonially launched into Boston Harbor on USS Constitution‘s 223rd birthday in October 2020. Seven months later, they were brought to Florida, stowed on a tall ship, and launched into the Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina by the Sea Education Association.

Follow the boats’ journeys with us and see where the winds and currents take them. Read more about the students and each boat’s construction, design and launch below.

HK Pride

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Teal Turtle

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Follow the Journey

Will the Museum's two unmanned sailboats, equipped with a GPS tracker, make it across the Atlantic Ocean?

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In the News

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Canadian Press

 

CTV News
https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/n-l-town-of-30-people-is-connected-to-boston-4th-graders-after-rescue-of-tiny-boat-1.5519607

VOCM News
https://vocm.com/2021/07/23/139295/

Toronto Star
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/07/22/nl-town-of-30-people-is-connected-to-boston-4th-graders-after-rescue-of-tiny-boat.html

CBC
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/boston-boat-mccallum-nl-1.6114729

Lethbridge News
https://lethbridgenewsnow.com/2021/07/23/let-the-games-begin-and-raising-a-louder-alarm-in-b-c-in-the-news-for-july-23/

Toronto City News
https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/07/23/let-the-games-begin-and-raising-a-louder-alarm-in-b-c-in-the-news-for-july-23/

CBC’s Newfoundland Morning
https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-210-cbc-newfoundland-morning/clip/15856803-the-future-marble-mountain-looking-uncertain-greg-janes (Starts at 27:00)

CBC TV’s “Here and Now”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=dHhiBS_jcBM (Starts at 25:14)

U.S. Press

Charlestown Patriot-Bridge

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