On July 20th, 2013, "Gowanus Voyage" was launched from the banks of the Gowanus Canal. Gowanus Voyage was an interactive public boat pond created in a collaboration between The Newtown Creek Armada and Brooklyn Atlantis. This public art installation invited visitors to explore above and below the surface of this historic waterway by piloting miniature remote control boats and aquatic robots from the shoreline. These watercraft were equipped with video cameras and environmental sensors, and the footage and data collected at this daylong event will be presented at a later exhibit.
Gowanus Voyage was presented as part of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's City of Water Day with the support of the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, and the participation of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and Proteus Gowanus. The event included public presentations by these groups, including an aerial observation balloon. Gowanus Voyage set sail from the Gowanus Dredgers boat launch near Bond Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn.