|At the island on Washinee Lake|
On Tuesday, May 26th, seven of the nine students who built boats this year took their new craft down to the school boathouse for a paddle on Washinee (of Twin Lakes). This year, we made seven skin-on-frame, low-seat canoes, one stand-up paddle board, and one Oxford Shell. The latter two craft are from Chesapeake Light Craft. The skin boats we build from scratch.
Our launching was a great success. The skin canoes cruised around the lake and over to the small island to explore, with Chris Massini not far behind, on his SUP, despite not having a proper SUP paddle. This was Jack Souder's first time in a shell, but with some help from crew coach Dick Curtis, he was able to adjust his rigging and get a feel for the new boat.
2015 boat launch from Roger McKee on Vimeo.