Maine College to Get New Research Vessel

Kennebec Journal: Maine’s College of the Atlantic has commissioned construction of a new research vessel.

College officials in Bar Harbor say the 46-foot vessel, dubbed Five Friends, is under construction at Wesmac boat yard in Surry.

Officials say the vessel will be able to accommodate up to 40 people, enough for classes to be conducted onboard. It’ll also have a shallow draft, so it can maneuver in harbors and around islands. It’ll be capable of 18 knots.

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