Not your ordinary classroom experience
Island Ad-Vantages|11/26/2020
Skippers Program teaches fishing safety
LESLIE LANDRIGAN

STONINGTON—Igniting a safety flare without setting your boat or yourself on fire is something everyone who fishes ought to know. So is what to do when someone falls overboard. So on November 9, eight Deer Isle-Stonington High School students and recent graduates lit flares and put out fires in front of the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. Then they jumped into Stonington Harbor and practiced saving energy while in the water. They also learned how to keep their crew together and how to get into a survival raft after releasing it.

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