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Boat Launch to take place at Cama Beach

June 7, 2012
Job Skills Mojean Skiff

Job Skill students working on the Mojean Skiff that will be launched on June 13th at Cama Beach State Park.

The Job Skills Program at The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach is completing the finishing touches on a boat that has been in the works for over ten months. The group of young adults enrolled in the Job Skills Program have built a replica of a 1940’s, 14’ Mojean/Erickson double, flat-bottomed rowing and motor skiff.  On Wednesday the 13th of June at 1:30 p.m., the students, supporters, staff and all visitors who wish to attend will launch the boat from the beach and discover its seaworthiness. Food, drink and celebration will follow. The public is invited to take part in the festivities.

The completion of the boat is the culmination of ten months of work and training in woodworking, wood boat maintenance, boat handling, general employment skills, and helping with the delivery of  public programs at Cama Beach. The youths put in ten hours a week over the course of three nine week sessions, which began in October of 2011. The program also included maritime related field trips and collaboration with CWB’s Boatwright-in-Residence and volunteer support staff.

This was a pilot program for The Center for Wooden Boats and included youth at both our Seattle and Cama Beach locations. The program was made possible by a grant from the Russell Grinnell Memorial Trust.

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