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Miniboats

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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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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 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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