Westport, MA, Students Launch Wooden Rowing Boats


EastBayRI.com: Craftsmen launched fine seaworthy vessels at the Head of Westport [River] centuries ago, and that tradition continued Saturday afternoon [June 25].

Two teams of Westport students carried the boats they had labored over for months from shore to the water as a crowd of spectators cheered.

An eighth-grade team proudly lugged their blue and white-hulled 32’ Cornish pilot gig Spirit of Westport. And a Westport Junior-Senior High School Team launched the black-hulled dory Mariners’ Endeavor. Both are traditional rowing boats.

Read more about the rowing boats built by students in Westport, MA.