The Maritime Center has raised $400,000 of the estimated $810,000 cost of the Porcupine. Larson has been making math textbooks from 6th grade to college calculus for nearly four decades and currently provides books for around five million students.
The Porcupine's primary function will be to serve as a floating classroom offering half-day or full-day sails for school children. There will also be overnight programs, public sails, private charters and special programming. I imagine it will also participate in tall ships reviews.
The new one is twin-masted, 43 feet long on deck with a 15 foot 2 inch beam. The overall length from bowsprit to the stern is 62 feet with a draft of 5'4".