RI Builders Bid Farewell to Unmanned Boat

Photos courtesy Scout- The Autonomous Transatlantic Robot
Photos courtesy Scout– The Autonomous Transatlantic Robot

EastBayRI.com: Little transatlantic boat Scout quietly vanished in mid-ocean a couple weeks ago and her young Tiverton [Rhode Island] builders believe now that she’s gone for good.

Launched August 23, the 13’ solar-powered electric motorboat chugged steadily toward Spain until late September when her main tracking system failed. Her backup satellite tracker tracked Scout for a while as she meandered about somewhere east of Titanic’s final resting place—well over a thousand miles in the direction of Spain.

Now that signal, too, has been lost.

Read more about the disappearance of the Transatlantic Scout.

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