Research Vessel Gambo Arrives St. Anthony’s Harbor……….Update # 2

Gambo At The Dock at Portland Yacht Services

Gambo At The Dock at Portland Yacht Services

By Carol McCracken

The research sailboat Gambo has arrived at St. Anthony’s Harbor, Newfoundland according to a message just received via Epirb.  (Epirb is an emergency communication system that, if necessary, notifies  the Coast Guard of Gambo’s location in the event she needs to be rescued.)  That location is 900 miles from Portland and about l/2 way to Greenland according to what one crew member told MHN just prior to their leaving Portland Harbor on July 14, 2009.  

MHN will continue to keep its readers informed as messages are received.  Please read two prior posts, June 28 and July 14 for background information on the Gambo.