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South Norwalk aquarium touts new research boat

The Maritime Aquarium in South Norwalk says its new $2.7 million research vessel is giving visitors a deeper look at the Long Island Sound. The boat, dubbed "The Spirit of the Sound," is a 65-foot,

News 12 Staff

Aug 19, 2015, 1:00 AM

Updated 3,227 days ago

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The Maritime Aquarium in South Norwalk says its new $2.7 million research vessel is giving visitors a deeper look at the Long Island Sound.
The boat, dubbed "The Spirit of the Sound," is a 65-foot, state-of-the-art catamaran.
It's the first research vessel in North America to run on hybrid-electric power, which means it runs cleanly and quietly. It replaced a 33-year-old diesel trawler, officials say.
On deck is a hands-on lab. The cabin serves as a climate-controlled classroom where educators can project images from a microscope to a large TV.
The Spirit of the Sound runs afternoon educational cruises every week Wednesday through Sunday.


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