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Mystery ship may track rocket along East Coast

Associated Press April 28, 2005

PORTLAND, Me. - A mystery ship that has been cloaked in secrecy since it docked in Portland Harbor three weeks ago may carry equipment used to observe a U.S. air force rocket on a top-secret mission, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

The rocket's flight path would take it over the ocean on a trajectory roughly parallel to the U.S. and Canadian east coasts, the Portland Press Herald reported. The air force could launch the rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., as early as Friday.

The Sage has been tied up in Portland Harbor for about three weeks, and people on the waterfront have been speculating about the nature of its mission. Some believe it has been deployed to track the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Times Colonist (Victoria) 2005