How come the first solar powered boat to cross the Atlantic Ocean arrived last May (2007) and no one heard about it? How come a solar boat the "Loon" traversed the New York State canal system from Oswego to New York's capital, Albany and we didn't hear about it? I remember the first solar boat to circumnavigate Long Island, NY just a year or so ago electric motors from a former torpedo company I think. Maybe President Bush should have. John Ericsson Society, New York, Newsletter, Volume 17 No. 1, Summer 2007. Gus Alm, a once Bronx resident and one of the too few Merchant Mariner Congressional Medal of Honor recipients would have liked to have heard about it!