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Educational Passages
  • Published
    April 16, 2011

    Schools sponsor Educational Passages mini-boats

    Maine Maritime Academy’s training ship State of Maine and Belfast-based Educational Passages, in cooperation with several area agencies, are preparing for the launch of another series of 4.5-foot sailboats. Wagner Middle School in Winterport, Reed Brook Middle School in Hampden, Watershed School in Rockland, and Smith Middle School in Glastonbury, Conn., will sponsor the GPS and satellite transmitter-equipped ...

  • Published
    February 14, 2011

    Maine mini-boat winds up in remote Panamanian village

    A real-life version of the 1980s movie “The God’s Must Be Crazy” may be taking place in the remote coastal jungles of Panama, all because of an educational program based in Maine. One miniature handmade sailboat is the cause of the large international speculation as it may have gone from the hands of Maine school children to those of indigenous people in the area where it has landed. The boat, one of four in a ...

  • Published
    January 7, 2011

    Mini-boats to rally around historical events

    Educational Passages, the Belfast-based program that helps students utilize 4.5-foot-long unmanned sailboats to study ocean wind and current patterns, has begun planning for a rally to highlight historical events centered around travel on the North Atlantic Ocean. The program's mini-boats would be launched in mid-May from the Maine Maritime Academy training ship State of Maine. Drop-off points would include ...

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