Salish Sea Science Summer Longboat Voyage 2019

Sonia FrojenAll, Youth Programs

Salish Sea Sciences, based in Friday Harbor, WA, ( and the Northwest Maritime Center, collaborated in a double longboat convoy the last week of June.  The focus of the voyage was hands-on science data collection, team-building, nature journaling, and maritime skills.

Longboats Bear and Townshend were transported to Anacortes.  18 students arrived at Cap Sante Marina ready to break into two teams and begin their orientation.  By the end of the five-day four-night voyage, both groups had bonded through their time onboard and also their time camping together and creating memories over campfires, pulling noxious weeds on Vendovi Island, and cooking meals.

The photos show more than words.  We’re so grateful for the collaboration with Salish Sea Sciences!