Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sea Scouts in the Great Lake Erie Boat Float

Our concern for the waterfront continues.

Ship 41 is taking part, to highlight responsible recycling of plastic, in the Great Lake Erie Boat Float. The Boat Float is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009.

Tuesday we attended a workshop by Dr. Marcus Eriksen on building boats using plastic bottles. Marcus in 2008 sailed across the Pacific Ocean in a raft composed of 15,000 pop bottles so had a lot of stories andtips to pass along.

The Sea Scouts are building a boat, Hi-Tide, made frm 500 Tide bottles, a 10’ wooden pallet and

used jib and main sheets to tie it all together. The Tide bottles are made from #2 plastic which is a highly desirable and sought after recycling product.

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