Conn. Aquaculture Center Raises Captains, Fishermen
December 16, 2010
Fairfield-Sun.com: Yessica Trujillo mans the wheel of the vessel simulator in the new wing of the Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science & Technology Center in Bridgeport.
A junior at Bunnell High School in Stratford, Trujillo carefully steers the simulated ship through Bridgeport Harbor, and heads for Long Island Sound. On the screens in front of her, shaped like cabin windows, which simulate the actual view of the harbor, she chugs along, careful to avoid other vessel traffic, buoys and a lighthouse. She works the throttle, picking up speed as the motor hums.
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