Solar-powered boat starts Erie Canal journey

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Solar power proponents see recreational boating as another area where solar energy can provide a green alternative to outboard-engine-powered boating.

The solar-powered Solar Star 23 cruise boat from Stardancer Yachts made its public debut Sunday with the start of a journey along the 363-mile long Erie Canal, beginning in Buffalo, N.Y.

Click here for the official schedule of port visits.

The 23-foot boat, with its revolutionary displacement trimaran-shaped hull, was designed in New Zealand and built in Arizona.

Click here for a technology report on the vessel and click here for a local TV news report on the venture with video of the boat in the water.

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