Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lakeshore HS Research Cruise - Sept. 17, 2008

Jan and Remy in the Rescue Boat after recovering man-overboard gear.

Laura serving up her seafood chowder to hungry sailors.

Freshmen students from Lakeshore High School, Stevensville, enjoyed a beautiful day on Grand Traverse Bay, doing aquatic research and sailing. Five teams carried out research on zebra/quagga mussels, amphipods, zooplankton, crayfish, and fish populations. Data collected will be used in their school classes in the coming days to complete their projects.

We were blessed with moderate north-northeast winds of 10-17 knots and mostly gentle seas. And we were also blessed with our friend and former ship's cook Laura Cavender, who came along today to prepare our lunch of seafood chowder, baked apples, cheese and onion biscuits, carrots, grapes and cheese! What a feed.

Students also took part in a man-overboard drill, with our little friend "sponge Bob" (really a sponge) as the "victim".

Thanks to Lynda and her team for bringing along such well prepared and enthusiastic students. And thanks to our Volunteer Instructors Maury Witteveen, Thom Yokum, Jerry & Carol Inman, and Larry Garber.

Capt. Tom

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