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Hands-on schoolwork in Tom Duym’s Green Marine class

Hands-on schoolwork took on a very real meaning for Deer Isle-Stonington High School students in Tom Duym’s Green Marine class. The project called for students to develop a vessel that would float for 30 minutes, hold their weight with 8 inches of freeboard, be self-propelled and travel 100 feet. Students were limited to four sheets of quarter-inch cardboard measuring four by eight feet, one roll of duct tape, 18 ounces of Gorilla Glue, two garbage bags, some twine and an eight-foot length of two-by-four. Marine Trades teacher Duym said all five students participating passed the practical exam portion, testing out the designed boats from Hagen Dock wearing survival suits in December. Students only had three classes to plan and five classes to build the vessels.

Student developed vessel

Student developed vessel

Students were limited to four sheets of quarter-inch cardboard measuring four by eight feet, one roll of duct tape, 18 ounces of Gorilla Glue, two garbage bags, some twine and an eight-foot length of two-by-four to develop a vessel that would float for 30 minutes, hold their weight with 8 inches of freeboard, be self-propelled and travel 100 feet.

Photo courtesy Deer Isle-Stonington High School

Jon Parker tries out his canoe-style cardboard boat

Jon Parker tries out his canoe-style cardboard boat

Jon Parker tries out his canoe-style cardboard boat.

Photo courtesy Deer Isle-Stonington High School