2013 - Preparations in Maine
December 1, 2013: Launched
“SS Scots” is from the Bonny Eagle school district in Maine covering the towns of Standish, Limington, Hollis, and Buxton. This boat was launched off Georges Banks in early December 2013 by Bro Cote, a Cape Cod lobsterman, along with 8 other boats in different areas around the Atlantic.
We are hoping it will completely circle the Atlantic Ocean making a couple of stops along the way. We hope the finders will contact our school, fix her up, re-launch her, and that she might return to the United States. We are learning about the ocean wind & currents as well as the old sailing routes to and from the new world.
November 14, 2014: Landed in Spain
The story in the Spanish newspaper “La Voz de Galicia”, “El mensaje que viajó por el océano de Maine a Carnota (The message that traveled across the ocean from Maine to Carnota)” is posted here.
Connecting classrooms: Maine to SpainThe SS Scots is currently located at Nuryana School in La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain. Mrs. Gleason was contacted by an English teacher at the school letting her know the boat was there and students were excited about the boat and would like to Skype with students here in Maine.For more information on the iBoat project and to follow its travels, check out Mrs. Gleason’s site at https://sites.google.com/site/sad6k5technology/Home.
April -May, 2015 - Skype across the Atlantic
Thanks to non-profit consortium of oceanographic agencies and universities called RAIA in Galicia (NW Spain) and North of Portugal, she was repaired and ready for another voyage. The students at the School of O Pindo and Pedro Montero Vilar, who lovingly made it all happen, are excited about her return to the Atlantic fitted with a new transmitter.
Thanks to Nicole Geason, the district’s technology integrator in Maine, you can see their Skype sessions here:
June 2015 - Relaunched
- El «SS Scot» inició su viaje hasta las costas americanas (The «SS Scot» began its journey to the American coasts)
- Estudiantes devolverán al mar un pequeño barco que llegó de Estados Unidos (Students will return to the sea a small ship that arrived from the United States)
- http://www.xunta.es/notas-de-prensa/-/nova/0620/intecmar-sasemar-colaboran-ceip-pindo-para-devolver-mar-barco-scot-esperando – link no longer active
- https://es.noticias.yahoo.com/galicia-devuelve-mar-peque%C3%B1o-barco-procedente-eeuu-125101563.html – link no longer active
- http://www.crtvg.es/informativos/o-alumnado-do-ceip-do-pindo-bota-ao-mar-un-pequeno-barco-non-tripulado-con-destino-a-un-colexio-nos-eua-1216595 – link no longer active
September 8, 2015 - Recovered near the Canary Islands
On Sept 8, 2015, she was found by Oscar Monterroso about a mile off the Canary Island of Tenerife. He was working for a consulting firm specializing in the marine environment. He was in the process of studying the local fisheries when they came across our “nice boat” and has arranged for the boat to go into the local schools.
April 2016 - Skype with Tenerife, Spain