Dad’s New Ship

Photo: John Esparolini & ESP Images
The American Spirit

Email from Mom this morning:

Dad will be captain of the American Spirit—taking the boat out on educational and pleasure trips. During the day, they often have naturalists taking out school kids to teach them all about the ecology of the river—and then at night, often groups charter the schooner for pleasure trips. He will also be responsible for the maintenance of the ship. He already has spent many hours volunteering on the schooner—and is so happy to be hired as the captain. Right now he is out on the water doing his last on-the-water training of the season. It’s a little nippy today.
Hugs and kisses to all,
Pat/Mom/Grandma

The National Maritime Heritage Foundation entry:

Unique to the National Capital region, American Spirit offers three-hour educational tours exploring the maritime life of Washingtonians in the 1800s. This program allows students to gain a greater appreciation for the history of maritime Washington while moving through a variety of learning stations that reinforce classroom subjects including mathematics, physics, geography, language arts and music.

American Spirit functions as a learning museum, presenting the critical role that sailing vessels played in the development of America through hands-on experiences. (She) provides a dynamic learning environment and educational platform for students throughout the national capital area.”

Go Dad Go!

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