The story of the Midnight Moon was shared by the Jamestown Press – read the article, Melrose boat adrift at sea, bound for Europe here.
The Midnight Moon sailed across the Atlantic and went quiet just near the Azores in November. She reported two other positions but the battery appears to be drained. Her last report was on December 10, 2018 at 42.26567029953 -27.000188827515 (not shown on map). We hope she makes landfall and is found soon!
February 6, 2018
The Midnight Moon was launched at 0745 local on Georges Bank on as seen in the video provided by Captain Marc Palombo on the F/V Terri Ann:
February 5, 2018
The Midnight Moon is now aboard the F/V Terri Ann and ready to be launched on February 6 off George’s Bank along with another miniboat, the Nequasset.
CISF Director Meg Myles drove Midnight Moon up to Sandwich, Mass. so it can be launched off George’s Bank by fisherman Marc Palombo.
The project was also highlighted in the news: School children to leave mark on Atlantic in the Jamestown Press (a local Rhode Island newspaper). These boats are the first boats out of Rhode Island for Educational Passages!
CISF and the Melrose School assembled their miniboat in December and January, see pictures below! CISF also built a miniboat with the Lawn School (the Jamestown Drifter) which is being fitted with a sensor package to record air and water temperature.
Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation (CISF) has a goal to spark student curiosity through hands-on learning and expose them to their local marine ecosystems. They were awarded a grant from 11th Hour Racing to run in-school programming during the 2017-18 school year with miiboats (and other projects) at Jamestown, Rhode Island public schools (elementary and middle schools).