April 13, 2019 - Aboard the R/V Armstrong
THE LEGENDARY was donated to Webster School in Manchester by Brown and Company Design in Portsmouth NH. The students at Webster are hoping the miniboat makes it way across the Atlantic to Europe. Inside the hatch the students 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. The miniboat left Woods Hole in Massachusetts aboard the R/V Neil Armstrong on April 14, 2019.
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!