The Canaries II was deployed by students from the little island of El Hierro southwest of Tenerife on the 11th of May 2015. As shown in the photos below, there were many students involved with the actual deployment under the direction of Carlos Barrera and Maria Jose Rueda from PLOCAN. As one photo shows, a skype session was conducted with school children in New Jersey and Maine prior to the deployment.
Canaries II disappeared on December 20, 2016 after traveling through the Caribbean Sea. The little boat then reappeared on a beach of Akumal in Tulum, south of Cancun. The Educational Passages team is reaching out to local organizations hoping to find who discovered the vessel. This may not be the last adventure of Canaries II.
More updates will come. Click on the ‘picture’ button below to view images of this boat’s travels.