Calvert Middle School Builds Boat in 20 Hours

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A team of four Maryland students built a rowboat in 20 hours at the Calvert Marine Museum’s Patuxent Small Craft Center in Solomons, Md. The team, consisting of two sixth-graders, one seventh grader and one eighth grader, built a “flat iron skiff.”

The skiff is a flat-bottomed rowboat designed by Calvert Marine Museum’s Boatwright, George Surgent.

The special project was a prototype for the Family Boat Building event, to be held this year at the Calvert Marine Museum on July 24 and 25.

Also returning to the museum is Sharkfest, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission is required. Some activities require an additional fee. A food court will be available. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com