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Friday, July 29, 2011

Pirate Day Floatsom Contest

First Mates
The overcast weather today didn’t stop the First Mates from having a great time indoors and out! Since today was the WaterFront Center’s annual Pirate Day, we celebrated with a contest of sea vessels so fearsome it would intimidate even Blackbeard himself. With only a bag full of recyclable, floatable materials, some tape, scissors, and their imaginations, the First Mates got to work creating some very interesting vessels that they hoped would withstand the rough conditions out in the bay. The atmosphere was tense as the kids worked tirelessly to get their vessels just right, hoping to be dubbed to the most worthy pirate here at the WaterFront Center.

Once they had completed their ship-building, the kids headed to Beekman Beach to test out their creations. They lined up on the beach, awaiting the signal to send their ships into the water, and at the start began blowing, making waves, and trying everything to get their boats moving without using their hands - it was an exciting scene! The first round winner was Jack, whose very flotatious boat withstood the rough waters of Oyster Bay. The second round winner was Courtney, who used a variety of materials to make her boat practically indestructible. Congratulations to all who competed, and happy Pirate Day - argh!!


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