I'd ordered Charmed Knits (I know it's an Amazon link, but they let you look inside...) so I could end my Crafters Choice membership. But I got a postcard today, they don't have it. BUMMER.
So here it is,
Steve said it is the smallest in the state's fleet! Oh, and it cost more than my house!
Belongs to Maine Geological Survey (we are part of the same bureau, and share the building). If I remember the low-down right, it is one of only 6 or 8 in the country (maybe the world????) like this. Decked out with a bunch of computer equipment inside the front hatch. The one that came off the assembly line before this one went to the British Navy! Ours radios info about water depths and currents and such back to some computer, but the British Navy one runs silent. The guys working on this admitted that even though the equipment wasn't working (they were fixing it), it sure beat sitting at your desk. They get to go out on it tomorrow. Ah, the life of a coastal marine geologist!