Updates:

1st Voyage

The first voyage of the We Ha Cruiser can be found at http://educationalpassages.org/boats/thewehacruiser1/

2nd Voyage

  • September 2018 - Repairs

     

    Captain Dean and some of his employees with the boat

    The We-Ha Cruiser was picked up by Dean from Yankee Boat Yard in Portland CT who did a fabulous job with repairs.  The students redecorated the top.

  • October 10, 2018 - Launched at sea

    It was redeployed on 10 October just northeast of the Hudson Canyon.

    After an excursion north through the remnants of Hurricane Mike, it appears now to be safely on its way out to sea!

    We-Ha Cruiser at the beginning of the trip to the ocean aboard the Del-Marie, going down the Connecticut River
  • March 27, 2019 - Quiet after 168 days at sea

    After circling around the Atlantic in 168 days, the We-Ha Cruiser sent her last message on March 25, 2019. We hope she washes up someday soon!

  • January 18, 2020 - Recovered in the Azores

    On the morning of January 18, 2020, Educational Passages received word that another miniboat had been found in the Azores! The boat (well, half the boat because it was only the hull) washed up on Faial Island in the Azores and was found by Jorge Fontes, a biologist researcher at the University of the Azores. To figure out what boat it was, the only identifying features we had to identify it was the color of the bottom paint and foam inside near the keel. Pictures later confirmed the unique bottom paint color and keel repair from the first voyage was from the We Ha Cruiser which stopped reporting months before.

    The amazing Escola Azul team is once again helping us to connect classrooms across the Atlantic so stay tuned for more…

     

The name of our boat is The We-Ha Cruiser.  We-Ha is a nickname for West Hartford.  There are even a few media sites that use it we-ha.com is one of them.  The naming process started with students offering suggestions in their classroom.