On July 19th, the Floating Classroom Research Vessel finally arrived on Cape Cod! The Friends of Pleasant Bay is busy outfitting the boat for use and the marina has now has installed engines, hydraulic steering, the solar panels, the lab table, and is waiting final fittings and testing. It will have to undergo a float test and stress test over the next 10 days. Once it passes, the vessel will receive its final Coast Guard certificate and be ready for shakedown trips. We can’t wait to start offering science and research opportunities!
Photos by Bill Hayes and Sarah Griscom.