Conscriptus (Senator)

Brien McMahon High School


1st Voyage

  • About Us

    The Marine Studies 2 students of the Marine Science Academy at Brien McMahon high school in Norwalk, Connecticut began our first mini-boat project this year in May thanks to support from our local partners.  The students helping to build and launch our mini boat are part of the Marine Science Pathway program that began in the Fall of 2019.  This is our academy’s first mini boat project and we are very excited to see the journey our mini boat takes.  We decided to name our boat the RV Constriptus because we are the Senators of Brien McMahon (Conscriptus is latin for Senator).

    We are hoping to make this an annual project and integral part of our curriculum as we learn about the many important aspects of Marine Sciences and the Maritime Industry. Our students in Marine Studies 1, Marine Engineering and Marine Biology will also be following our mini-boat while it is on its journey at sea.  Our Media team will be updating with pictures along the way. 

    May 2022

    Students began building their miniboat in May. Here are some pictures from Jacob and Peter (Media Team) of the process so far:

    May 27, 2022 – Ready!

    The students completed the boat and delivered it to Greg Henry who made arrangements to transport it to New Jersey and onboard the M/V Bermuda Islander.


  • May 31, 2022 - Launched off the M/V Bermuda Islander

    Here are some pictures of Greg delivering the CONSCRIPTUS to the docks, handing the boat off to the new crew, and the boat stored below deck.

    May 31, 2022 – Launched!

    We received an email that the CONSCRIPTUS was launched off the M/V Bermuda Islander on May 31, 2022 at 20:00 UTC. Special thanks to Captain Sefer and Greg Henry for all the support!

    Pictures, videos, and more details will be posted here soon.


    This boat has two GPS systems onboard. The reports from the main GPS are showing on the map at the top of this page here (which updates once per day with location reports every 12 hours). Here below is where you can see the data reporting from the second GPS which is connected to the sensor package. In addition to reporting location with a secondary GPS tracker, this system is also collecting air temperature, water temperature, and orientation.