Where's Penac?

Following the hovercraft Penac for an epic journey around North America from
Nanaimo, British Columbia to Caraquet, New Brunswick.

The BBC Washington will transport the Penac by way of the Panama Canal
to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, then to Baltimore. From there, Penac will be under its own power
to its new home in Caraquet.

June 10th - Be off that ship, go to Caraquet!

2023 June 23rd - SaltWire - Hovercraft turns heads, stirs interest and curiosity during visit in southwestern N.S. ..... more news

Position check every 15 minutes, last checked June 26 at 10:21 pm

Penac - Nanaimo, BC to Caraquet, NB

Wind for Penac at 47.80022, -64.87821

Last Reported Position: 6 hours, 9 minutes ago
Nav Status: Last Reported Position
Days at Sea: 47
Crow KMs: 4 to Caraquet
Distance Speed in Knots
Last KMs Last Max Avg
0.2 13,837 0 36.1 14.10
Wind 8 from the E (79°), air temp 12°C
Maximum reported wind speed: 22 knots

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Blue Near Shore - Terrestial AIS.
Green At Sea - Satellite AIS.
Gold Stopped, at anchor, moored, or shown at last reported position.



We will be trying for 'great' timelapse videos of Penac in the Panama Canal locks.
There are 2 possible "lanes" in each lock and depending on which lane, and whether its day or night determines
the possible video quality. Worst case is a lane furthest from the camera (ship obscured by structures or other ships)
at night, vs the closest lane on a sunny day.
Unforseen: Penac is loaded on the side AWAY from the cameras and was not visible in the pictures.

Penac in Panama Canal

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