The MS Tûranor: Record Setting Solar Boat and Floating Science Lab


The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar spent over a year sailing around the world, powered by nothing but the sun. Now the ship is docked in Boston for a few short days, on its scientific journey along the Gulf Stream. (Photo: Maria Spiridigliozzi)

The World's Andrea Crossan went to Boston's Fan Harbor to go aboard the world's largest solar-powered boat, the MS Tûranor. The vessel is a floating science laboratory studying the affects of climate change on the ocean.

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