The Students at Webster are hoping the miniboat makes it way across the Atlantic to Europe. Inside the hatch the students are placed a class picture, a map showing where Manchester is located in the USA and a small bottle of maple syrup for the finders to enjoy.
April 13, 2019 - Aboard the R/V Armstrong
April 18, 2019 - Launched
The Legendary was launched off the R/V Armstrong on April 18, 2019. According to the chief scientist on board “It appeared seaworthy and sailed off to the NW under the prevailing wind.”
Thanks to the crew and NSF OOI for their assistance!
April 20-21, 2019 - Landed and recovered
The full moon tide brought The Legendary onto the rocks in Westport, MA on the trails of the Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary. Beachwalker Tim found it on his walk the morning of April 21 and brought the boat home with him. His brother Jim will help to get it relaunched later this week.
May 10, 2019 - Aboard the A/C Columbia
Captain Jim Slattery Jr, with his Tugboat Justine McAllister, arranged for The Legendary to be launched off the Auto Carrier “Columbia” out of North Kingston, Rhode Island. The A/C Columbia will be heading for Germany and around mid Afternoon on 05-11-19 the crew will launch the miniboat safely away from rotary currents of George’s Bank & SE Part Waters (blending right into the Gulf Stream).
May 11, 2019 - Launched at seaCaptain Jim sent us the news on the afternoon of May 11 that “The Legendary was released @ 1519 hours, 223 miles ESE of cape cod (east and south of Canadian line & Corsair canyon). She is in over 2200 fathoms of water and just north of Picket and Balanus Seamounts.”Master Benito Deliarte of the M/V Columbia Highway also sent the details via email: “We have dropped Project Boat in position Lat. 39-59.98N, Long. 065-27.03W / 1919UTC/ 1519HRS. LT 11TH MAY 2019. God Bless.”Thank you to all who helped get her out sailing!
June 3, 2019 - Update
A note from the students of Webster School:
We are still in school for another 9 days. We track The Legendary Daily. The kids love it. We just had a large celebration of learning and had The Legendary was featured:
October 20, 2019 - Landed and recovered in Portugal!
After 161 days at sea, The Legendary landed in Portugal. Thanks to Luis for alerting his contacts and to Dr. Brock for the successful recovery! Dr Brock sent us the following email on October 20: “We found your Boot in Baleal Beach Portugal! It took lots of water but seems ok so far.”
On this second voyage, the miniboat The Legendary sailed for >11,140 km (6,015 nm) in 161 days from dropsite in May 2019 to Portugal in October 2019. In a straight line the distance was only 4,716 km (2,547 nm). The average speed was 1.55 knots and was fastest on 5/22/19 when it was sailing at 6.51 knots!
THE LEGENDARY was donated to Webster School in Manchester by Brown and Company Design in Portsmouth NH.