Fig. C (above)
Dr. Adey at the helm of the R/V Alca i. Alca i's pilot house provided state- of-the-art navigational gear and a full set of charts for close inshore work from Labrador to Cape Cod. Equally critical the pilot house provides protection from the often inclement weather of this region.
Fig. D (right)
Alca i sailing in Lunenburg Bay, Nova Scotia. The sails provide comfort and additional speed in passage as well as being a safety device in a small vessel with a single engine. The Alca i is small enough to work closely inshore and yet has the capacity to make long offshore passages with considerable safety; it also provides enough electrical power to support crew and operations for weeks away from a shore base.