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This issue features a recent field trip! I look forward to more, being your eyes and ears on the water or shore.💡Any ideas where I should go next? 
🗳️Poll: If you were age 13 again, would you attend Maritime High School?
Definitely, it sounds really cool.
Maybe but I'd want to learn more.
I don't think so, I'd prefer a traditional high school

1. ‘It’s really different’: In the field with Maritime High School students

On a gray, but not stormy, October afternoon, members of Maritime High School’s freshman class headed out for a field experience on Admiral Jack, a 40’ catamaran managed by MHS partner Northwest Maritime Center. The Port Townsend-based nonprofit retrofitted the passenger vessel to use for educational programs and tours in the summer.

Divided into groups of 3 students, each group took a station on the boat. The stations included driving the Admiral Jack, creating a course for the following week and the remaining crew managed deckhand tasks while the boat was underway.

Read more.

2. Photos: Washington State's new maritime high school

Experience Maritime High School's current campus, STEM class, floating classroom and more.

Click above to see more images from Maritime High School.

3. Keeping the Canadian Coast Guard busy: MV Zim Kingston's ongoing disaster

This is not a comically sideways cargo ship blocking the Suez Canal. Instead, the 850-foot long Zim Kingston, currently in Canadian waters off Victoria, B.C., has become a multi-layered crisis since the night of Friday, October 22.

The ship encountered extreme weather conditions and reportedly lost 40 containers due to the "bomb cyclone" low pressure system that approached the Pacific Coast late last week.

The total number of overboard containers is now estimated to be more than 100 including 2 containers that contain hazardous substances. Items including refrigerators and toys from the containers are now being reported washed up on the shores of Vancouver Island.

On Saturday, containers still onboard transporting toxic mining chemicals caught fire. As stormy conditions persisted, most of the ship's crew evacuated while firefighters and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) monitored and fought the fire.

After stabilizing the fire and improved weather conditions, personnel were able to board the ship on October 26 and further assess the situation. No injuries have been reported.

The ship, built in 2008, is registered in the Mediterranean island country of Malta and owned by Danaos Shipping. It's intended destination was Vancouver, B.C.

As the situation is still unfolding, there is still much to learn and assess. Including why the ship did not change course due to the weather.

I will find out more about how the agencies are tracking the containers and report back. To follow the story check #zimkingston on Twitter or gCaptain's daily coverage.

In my CUNY program, they placed a great emphasis on building a sustainable media venture. We discussed sustainability in two senses: financially and as journalism entrepreneurs.

Financial sustainability is not something that’s easy for any new venture to come by, especially in modern-day media. However, in the void left by traditional media business models is a space where there is a lot of experimentation and determination. 

The other sense of sustainability couldn’t be more timely. It’s essentially the opposite of burning out or “powering through.” Every member of my cohort is a journalist trying to build a business, be part of a family and create something they see missing in the world. 

So when this email arrives later than I’d like or I still haven’t created Future Tides’ website yet, it’s because I took these learnings to heart and am seeking something sustainable.

Until next week,

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