CT Students Build Human-Powered Submarine

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (Dec. 10, 2010) Fred Frese, a faculty advisor, describes to Rear Adm. Michael McLaughlin, Commander, Submarine Group 2, how the Old Saybrook High School submarine team’s submersible works during a visit. U.S. Navy photograph by MC1(AW/SW) Virginia K. Schaefer.

CTPost.com: The white hull of what will soon be a lipstick red, human-powered submarine doesn’t make it in the pool gracefully. But when it does, a group of Old Saybrook High School students and teachers cheer.

“All right!” woodshop teacher Fred Frese yells. “That’s it! Oh, it’s perfect, perfect. Look at that. Look at that. Right on the money.”

Frese turns to the submarine team’s captain, senior Shannon Jorgensen. “I love it! I love it.”

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