Tiny unmanned sailboat from Maine ends up in Scotland
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — A small sailboat built by high school students in Kennebunk has traveled across the Atlantic, washing ashore on a remote island in Scotland.
The Portland Press Herald reports that the blue and white sail is a bit tattered but the solar panel, camera and sensors appear to be undamaged.
All told, the 5-foot boat spent 168 days and 12 hours at sea, crossing the Atlantic Ocean and sailing up and down the coast of Portugal before ending up in Scotland. It was discovered on June 23 by a pair of Canadian tourists walking their dog.
School officials are impressed by the durability of the tiny boat. Even the tiny Lego pirate that had been the students' mascot survived the journey intact.