R/V CAP'N BERT is a 53 foot stern trawler owned and operated by the University of Rhode Island Department of Fisheries, Animal, and Veterinary Sciences. Photo/URI

Jamestown Press: The day was cloudy and there was on-and-off rain as Captain Tom Puckett eased Cap’n Bert away from the pier at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard. On board, in addition to Puckett and deckhand Chris Parkins, were 11 students from Lawn Avenue School, a teacher and 2 scientists.

The trip was part of the Island Treasures program that allows Lawn Avenue School students to choose from a menu of 10 activities that highlight a variety of loocal enterprises. Other choices for the day included demonstrations on glassblowing, bee keeping and farming. This is the fourth year that the state Department of Environmental Management has sponsored the trip on the Cap’n Bert, a research vessel from the University of Rhode Island. Boze Hancock of the Nature Conservancy headed the trip.

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