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The Cat-Fish II is underway on the Connecticut River in Portland, CT.

The Cat-Fish II is underway on the Connecticut River in Portland, CT.

The chase boat pulls the Cat-Fish II into the river bend where there is adequate wind.

The chase boat pulls the Cat-Fish II into the river bend where there is adequate wind.

Captain David Murphy and First Mate Lianne Audette at the launch in Portland, CT.

Captain David Murphy and First Mate Lianne Audette at the launch in Portland, CT.

After a brief sail the Cat-Fish returns to the launching site.

After a brief sail the Cat-Fish returns to the launching site.

Cat-Fish II under sail!

Cat-Fish II under sail!

Lack of wind required using oars by Lianne.

Lack of wind required using oars by Lianne.

The Cat-Fish II is still Looking for wind as Lianne rows.

The Cat-Fish II is still Looking for wind as Lianne rows.

Young 18-year old Dave Murphy aboard the USS Gearing in 1958 and today with his Cat-Fish II model for the 18-foot catamaran using recycled oil drums.  In 2014, the catamaran will sail from Connecticut to Haiti where it will be donated to a fishing village.

Young 18-year old Dave Murphy aboard the USS Gearing in 1958 and today with his Cat-Fish II model for the 18-foot catamaran using recycled oil drums. In 2014, the catamaran will sail from Connecticut to Haiti where it will be donated to a fishing village.

David and Jack with all the cadets, supervisors, volunteers and the assembled catamaran. The mast, rigging and sails were added later.

David and Jack with all the cadets, supervisors, volunteers and the assembled catamaran. The mast, rigging and sails were added later.

David and crew launch the first prototype Cat-Fish in Essex, CT.

David and crew launch the first prototype Cat-Fish in Essex, CT.

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