1st Voyage

June 2017

On the 3rd of June 2017,  F/V Harmony out of Portland Maine deployed the Scarborough Sailor on Georges Bank. After an excursion into Southern New England waters south of Martha’s Vineyard, it turned northeast into the Gulf of Maine. On 27 June 2017, it was  rescued before hitting the rocks by a Calvin Mallocks, a Campobello Island lobsterman.

Joe Finnegan who works at the NOAA lab in Woods Hole, happened to be going to his summer home on Campobello the following day!  Since he knows Calvin and his wife Laurie, he called their house, surprised them with information about this little boat.  Joe’s wife Carol returned the boat 400+ miles to Massachusetts where it will be prepared for another journey.

It needs a new sail since it apparently lost its original underway.  Given its track against the prevailing currents however, it seems as though it had a sail for most of its journey.

2nd Voyage

  • Fall 2022 Upgrades

    Scarborough Sailor is one of 3 miniboats getting an upgraded cargo hold and to be relaunched in Cape Cod Bay to study cold-stunned sea turtles in collaboration with Falmouth High School.

    Sensor Data

    The Scarborough Sailor will be relaunched with two GPS systems onboard. The location reports from both units will show on the map at the top of this page here (which updates hourly with new positions if available).

    Here below is where you can see the data reporting from the second GPS which is connected to a custom sensor package. In addition to reporting location with a secondary GPS tracker, this system is also collecting air temperature, water temperature, and orientation of the boat.

    Please note that the map below will only the last 7 days of data and may include invalid points and data. If you are interested in looking at the data in a different format from the whole voyage, contact us.