The R/V Folger is now official. The day after the last class would have been going out on the lake, the Coast Guard gave her the official seal of approval – her COI or certificate of Inspection. She now can take out 18
students with the captain and mate. It has been a long process. Ironically she will be pulled out of the water next week for the winter and stored at Shelburne Shipyard. Even with the modified class size we had to use this fall, new exciting research has been done by our Oceanography and Marine Geology classes – new underwater slumps, sediment waves and current sculpted channels were discovered. Great stuff!