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Turning it Over!

On the last day of the school year, the high school students in the Bayfront Alternative Education Program (BAEP) turned over the hull of the second St. Ayles Skiff. “Hull-turning” is a significant moment in the boatbuilding process. These students leveled the strongback, set the keelson, planked the boat, laid the keel and outer stems, and turned the hull over. Over 200 BAEP students, Project SAIL apprentices, and student volunteers have worked on this skiff, which will be used in Erie’s first community rowing program at BMC.

Reviewing the roll-over process with the student boatbuilders.

Reviewing the roll-over process with the student boatbuilders.

The hull is off the mold, resting on sail bags and PFD's.

The hull is off the mold, resting on sail bags and PFD’s.

These kids are proud of their work, and rightly so

These kids are proud of their work, and we are proud of our kids.

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