The Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin College Celebrates the Arrival of a New Student Research Vessel

The new vessel, dubbed the R/V Goodwin Navigator, will arrive at the CTRA dock at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 10, for a special ceremony.

The Connecticut River Academy and Goodwin College will celebrate the arrival of a brand new freshwater research vessel when it arrives packed with eager environmental science students at the CTRA dock at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 10.

New Image3The boat is the only freshwater school research vessel in the region, and will offer the students of the environmentally focused magnet high school unprecedented access to the Connecticut River, with the support of students and faculty of Goodwin’s environmental studies programs.

The 40-foot-long research vessel can carry over 30 students and was built to allow students to reach any part of Goodwin’s more than 2.5 miles of Connecticut River shoreline to conduct research in one of Connecticut’s most diverse natural environments.

During the welcoming celebration, the boat will travel from Glastonbury up the river to the dock at the Connecticut River Academy. There, students and faculty will celebrate the arrival of the new vessel, and welcome its first student-sailors back to the school.

This event is open to the media and tours will be available afterwards. For more information, contact Alex Henschel, Magnet School Specialist, at 860-913-2181 or


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