Middle school lobstermen take survival training
On May 26, a group of 10 middle schoolers gathered for a U.S. Coast Guard-certified drill conductor training session at the Blue Hill YMCA/Lawrence Fitness Center. The kids, whose ages ranged from 9 to 13, are all residents of Deer Isle or Stonington and have student lobster licenses. (The minimum age for a student lobster and crab fishing license is 8).
John McMillan swims among middle school safety trainees
John McMillan, founder of MOST, swims among middle school safety trainees at the YMCA on May 26.
Tom Duym leads
Tom Duym, education specialist at MCCF, leads the pool portion of middle school lobstermen safety training course on May 26.
Island Fishermen’s Wives Association members
IFWA member Debbie Robbins, left, and Suzy Shepard stand in front of the pool where middle school lobstermen training took place on May 26.
Middle school lobster safety trining on may 26 survival suits
Middle schoolers prepare to enter the pool in survival suits at lobstermen safety training session on May 26.