Long Island Students Build Duck Boats

The students built a pair of duck boats that look similar to this model.

The Suffolk Times reports on the boatbuilding efforts of Southold (NY) High School seniors Joe Berry and Bradley Mellas, who built a pair of traditional duck-hunting skiffs under the direction of technology education director Matt Pfister. The pair of students recently launched the completed skiffs on the Peconic River.

According to the Times, Berry spent a year building the plywood boat during free periods and after school. The specialized, super-stable, outboard-powered duck boats sit low to the water and are designed to be adorned with marsh grass and brush to camouflage the hunters (and often their dogs) inside.

Read more about the Southold High students who built a pair of traditional duck boats.