Welcome to the Newton North High School and Zephyr's drifter page!
Deployed on: 11-Oct-12
Dropsite: Vineyard Sound
Unit: Experimental Dan
Fate: Broom-handle-mast-extension apparently busted after about 12 hours. Parts were recovered on the beach by Caitlin Houghton near West Chop on the Vineyard a few days later and called in by her mother Amy. About the same time, the transmitter started reporting from an Edgartown neighborhood after a James Taggert of Maine who was down fishing in the Stripped Bass Derby had recovered it. In the end, nearly the entire drifter was returned to Woods Hole thanks to Chris Scott of the USCG. A long story resulted involving multiple islanders published in the MV Times.
Data download: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/drifter/drift_nnhs_2012_1.dat
Track map: See below
Additional Information: To visit the New England Fisheries Science Center Drifter page, click here.