Cygnus is a 1980 Prairie 36 Coastal Cruiser, a trawler-style recreational vessel, currently home ported on the Piscataqua River, along the Maine / New Hampshire border.
Purchased by the current owners in 2013, Cygnus is believed to have previously completed the Great Loop under the command of a previous owner.
In 2016, Cygnus completed the shorter, but more challenging Down East Loop, maintaining a blog of the trip. This blog, along with time-lapse videos of the trip, can be found on the Videos and Blogs page.
Cygnus continues to ply the coastal waters and rivers of the Northeastern US.
2020 Update: Hard to believe next year will be the fifth anniversary of Cygnus’ Down East Loop trip. It’s time to head out on another loop. Preliminary planning has already begun for the Great Loop.