Noctiluca (formerly Old Rarity) 1946 Sparkman & Stephens Fisher Pilot sloop built in Flint, MI at the Fisher Body Plant.

Noctiluca is the genus of the organism, noctiluca scintillans, that causes phosphorescence in the ocean at night.  It is a  dinoflagellate, a single celled algae.  Unlike several red tide causing dinoflagellates, noctiluca is nontoxic and therefore has an uplifting influence on those who are lucky enough to see its brilliant nocturnal light show. It is commonly known as the seasparkle. Noctiluca scintillans does have its competitive side, however, in that it is heterotrophic, and devours other organisms. Our planned journeys aboard Noctiluca, though, are intended more to produce that pleasant feeling associated with the dinoflagellate's nighttime exhibitions. noctiluca
Pictures From Summer 2005
Pictures From Launch Day 2005
Video Clips Summer 2005
Noctiluca 2005 - The Whole  Movie
Champagne Christening
Rockland to Five Islands I
Rockland to Five Islands II
Rockland to Five Islands III
Pictures/Video from 2006
Rebuild - Winter 2006
Launch 2006
Launch video clip
Cruise to Rockland 2006
Summer Day Trips 2006
Summer 2006 PowerPoint
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Launch 2007
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Maplejuice Cruise
Cruise With Sally and Laura
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Summer 2010 D
Wes Memorial Cruise

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Winterwork 2010/2011
First Cruise Summer 2011
Second Cruise Summer 2011
Day Trips Summer 2011

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Winter Work 2012
Shakedown Cruise 2012
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Summer 2012
RJ  Visits Noctiluca

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Winterwork 2013_14