Voyage Around Long Island

  The first solar powered circumnavigation of Long Island was successfully accomplished starting June 26, 2003, finishing July 6, 2003!

3rd Wave is the second completely solar (PV) powered boat built by Gary Minnick of Go Solar. The first solar powered boat, “Peconic Sun” was designed for and is still cruising around the Peconic Bays on the Eastern End of Long Island. Peconic Sun set the solar powered boat speed record for the 6.6 Nautical Mile run around Robins Island of 2 hours, 3 minutes and 31 seconds. 3rd Wave is larger and was designed specifically for an around Long Island voyage.

Day Starting from  Shinnecock Bay
1 - Thursday, June 26th, 2003 -» Bellport
2 - Friday, June 27th, 2003 -» Amityville
3 - Saturday, June 28th, 2003 -» Brooklyn
4 - Sunday, June 29th, 2003 -» Queens
5 - Monday, June 30th, 2003 -» Northport
6 - Tuesday, July 1st, 2003 -» Mattituck Inlet
7 - Wednesday, July 2nd, 2003 -» Orient Harbor
8 - Thursday, July 3rd, 2003 -» Greenport Harbor
9 - Friday, July 4th, 2003 -» Greenport Harbor
10 - Saturday, July 5th, 2003 -» Montauk Point
11 - Sunday, July 6th, 2003 -» Shinnecock Bay


The completely solar powered boat “3rd Wave” departed from Flanders Bay on Thursday June 26th, 2003, cruising around Red Cedar Point into Great Peconic Bay, thru Shinnecock Canal, across Shinnecock Bay, heading West under Ponquogue Bridge, thru Moriches Bay, into Great South Bay. Stopping the first night at Bellport Yacht Club, Bellport.

The 2nd day continuing West thru Great South Bay. Stopping the second night at Toomeys Tavern and Marina, Amityville.

The 3rd day continuing West into Hempstead Bay, thru Reynolds Channel, Rockaway Inlet into the Atlantic Ocean. Stopping the third night at Miramar Yacht Club on Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn.

The 4th day continuing West thru Graves End Bay, under the Verazano Narrows Bridge, thru Buttermilk Channel and the East River, heading North and West under Manhattan's Bridges, thru Hells Gate, past Rikers Island. Stopping the fourth night at Bayside Marina in Little Neck Bay in Queens.

The 5th day continuing past City Island into Long Island Sound. Stopping the fifth night at anchor in Eatons Neck Cove, Northport.

The 6th day continuing in Long Island Sound past Smithtown Bay, Old Field Point and Port Jefferson Harbor. Stopping the sixth night at The Old Mill Inn in Mattituck Inlet, Southold.

The 7th day continuing in Long Island Sound around Orient Point. Stopping the seventh night in Orient Harbor.

The 8th day to Greenport. Stopping the eighth night in Greenport Harbor.

The 9th day to Shelter Island. Stopping the ninth night back in Greenport.

The 10th day to Montauk. Stopping the tenth night off Oyster Pond.

The 11th day continuing around Montauk Point, offshore in the Atlantic Ocean, thru Shinnecock Inlet, across Shinnecock Bay passing in front of Ponquogue Bridge crossing the path followed at the start of the voyage. Thus completing the first solar electric powered circumnavigation of Long Island!

Solar Powered Boat News — Congratulations to the members of Association Transatlantic21 and the crew of Catamaran Sun21 on the first solar electric powered transatlantic voyage! see links
  Long Island Circumnavigation
Solar Boat 3rd Wave — History and Specifications
Solar Boat 3rd Wave — Photos
Around LI Voyage — Photo Album
Around LI Voyage — Captain’s Log
Sailing the Solar Seas — Suffolk Life, 07/02/03
Solar Powered Boat — Southampton Press 6/19/03
3rd Wave — Sponsors
Solar Boat Links

If you have question(s), or you would like to get in touch with Gary for an interview, please call Go Solar 631-727-2224 or send an email to info@gosolar.com

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