Long Island Students Build Duck Boats
November 13, 2017
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.