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Seafaring and Sail Training for Teens II | Lowell's Boat Shop | Sunday, 09. August 2020

August 9-14, 2020: Seafaring and Sail Training for Teens
This sail training voyage -- a collaboration between Lowell’s Boat Shop, Maritime Gloucester, Tall Ships Maine and Ocean Passages -- offers teens the adventure of a lifetime! We’ll spend a week aboard the schooner Harvey Gamage, working side-by-side with a professional crew to learn seamanship, sail handling, and leadership. Graham McKay of Lowell’s Boat Shop will Captain the vessel for our trip; he is fully USCG licensed and has decades of experience sailing tall ships and leading onboard educational programs. The itinerary will be dictated by the weather, but may include a visit to Hurricane Island, a day on Stellwagen bank watching whales and learning about the fisheries, and an overnight passage to explore some of Maine's more remote islands before sailing to Portland, ME on Friday.
The hands-on nature of this distinctive program encourages independence and a sense of achievement that increases levels of self-confidence and self-esteem.  A week at sea offers the perfect opportunity for kids to unplug and truly engage with the world around them!
**This program is academically accredited by Falmouth (Maine) High School. Participants receive a letter of elective credit which should be valid as a transfer credit on their high school transcript.
Space is limited. Please call 978-834-0050 or email dorothy@lowellsboatshop.com if you have questions.
 Program Dates & Rates

 Board Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 4PM in Newburyport, MA

 Disembark Friday August 14, 2020 at 11AM in Portland, ME

 Fee of $1,200 includes 3 meals per day, fuel, crew, docking fees, etc. Non-refundable deposit of $500 is due at registration; balance due May 1. A limited number of scholarships are available.