Essex, MA, Kids Launch Handmade Skiffs
June 4, 2013
Gloucester Times: A group of Manchester Essex Middle School students have gotten a first-hand look at shipbuilding over the past school year at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.
Friday [May 31] was launch day, when the skiffs the students made hit the water in the Essex River off the museum’s grounds.
The boatbuilding project was funded by the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, which gave the Essex Shipbuilding Museum and Historical Society $5,000 for the project. The Anderson Foundation is a part of the Boston Foundation, and contributes to programs that promote environmental protection, historic preservation and a host of other causes.
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