Marine Sciences Club mentioned in Mount Desert Islander report on ‘miniboat’ launch

Mount Desert Islander reported that near Bermuda on May 22, the crew of Maine Maritime Academy’s training ship launched a 5-foot sailboat assembled and customized by Swan’s Island middle school students. As part of MMA’s Educational Passages program, the students will be able to track the boat, which is equipped with a GPS device, as the winds and ocean current take it across the Atlantic toward Europe, according to the article. The crew of the MMA vessel also will launch a “miniboat” that belongs to the Marine Sciences Club at the University of Maine, the article states.