Updates:

1st Voyage

  • About Us

    Aucocisco School is a nonprofit organization and a Maine state-approved Special Purpose Private School. Since 1994, we have offered a unique learning environment, specially designed for students who learn differently. With a lower, middle, and upper school, Aucocisco provides a safe space for students of all ages to recover their confidence and enjoyment of learning. Small classes, individual attention, and a strong focus on alternative learning styles make Aucocisco a place where students learn the skills and strategies they need to succeed.

    Our school’s name, Aucocisco, comes from the Abenaki (an indigenous tribe in Maine) word meaning “resting place of herons.” We feel our students are like resting birds who rest and recover with us. Aucocisco students submitted names and voted to choose what our MiniBoat would be called, finally deciding upon Blue Heron.

  • October 21, 2020 - Launched off Cashes Ledge, Gulf of Maine

    The Blue Heron was ready for launch by October, 2020. Special thank you to Portland Yacht Services for their generous help in readying Blue Heron for its journey!

    Additional thanks to the F/V Providian for helping launch our boat, which they did on October 21, 2020 at 14:05 Eastern. Will she sail out of the Gulf of Maine or come back to shore?

  • October 26, 2020 - Landed on beach in Chatham, MA

    After less than 5 days at sea, the Blue Heron landed on a beach in Chatham, MA. Thanks to the Town of Chatham Harbormaster Stuart and Deputy Harbormaster Jason for recovering the miniboat on October 28.

    Voyage Statistics

    The Miniboat Blue Heron sailed from October 21, 2020 to October 26, 2020 (<5 days) in the Gulf of Maine for at least 369 km (199 nm). From start to finish in a straight line would be 143 km (77 nm). Her average speed was 1.77 knots.