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.