Crimson Cyclone

Morristown Beard (NJ)


1st Voyage

The Crimson Cyclone is Morristown Beard’s 11th miniboat.

  • Voyage 1: December 24 - 26, 2023

    Ms. Swanson delivered the Crimson Cyclone to the Port of Chester in Pennsylvania to the Independent Container Line, who will help launch it.

    It was taken aboard the M/V Independent Quest for Captain Nashchansky and his crew to launch it into the Gulf Stream off the coast of North Carolina either before he pulls into Wilmington or on his way to Belgium over the weekend.

    The school published a blog entry about it: MBS 6th Grade Sailboat, “Crimson Cyclone,” Ready to Begin its Journey

    The Crimson Cyclone was deployed on December 24, 2023. Check back later for pictures from the crew who built it!

    Here is the launch report:

    Launching of Mini-boat has successfully completed.

    Please find some details from launching:

    –          Launch time and the position: 24-12-2023 10:19 LT / 15:19 UTC

    Lat – 33 deg 52.0’ N   /   Long – 075 deg 59.6’ W

    –          Wind force: E (4 Bf) 13 kts

    Sea state: E (3) 1 meter

    Swell: ENE 2 meters

    Merry Christmas from All Crew of m/v “Independent Quest”

    The winds pushed the Crimson Cyclone back to shore quickly, landing at Cape Lookout Seashore on December 26. It was found on the beach not too long after, and brought down to the southern point of the beach. There it was relaunched from the surf zone!

  • Voyage 1: Complete

    Click on the title above to learn more about the first voyage of the Crimson Cyclone.

2nd Voyage

  • Voyage 2: December 26-27, 2023

    After a quick first voyage, the Crimson Current found its way to Cape Lookout off the coast of North Carolina. It was found by a beachwalker, and then transported to the southern end of the island where it was relaunched into the surf. A few hours later it landed at Pine Knoll Shores and was recovered.

  • Voyage 2: Complete

    Click on the title above to learn more about the first voyage of the Crimson Cyclone.

3rd Voyage

  • Voyage 3 begins: February 22, 2024

    On February 22, 2024 the miniboat was relaunched thanks to Captain Dale and crew of the Weldor’s Ark, along with Ms. Lisa Swanson herself!

    It quickly caught up with its sistership, the Crimson Current which makes it an interesting race across the Atlantic…