Shelter Island School 7th grade students spent five days sailing aboard the Alabama with Black Dog Tall Ships. Departing from Fairhaven, Massachusetts, the class sailed to the waters near Cutty Hunk to anchor for the night. The “classroom at sea” lessons included hoisting and furling sails, hauling anchor, coiling lines, tying knots, navigating, galley duty, and jumping off the bowsprit. After sailing past Wood Hole, the Alabama tucked into its home port of Vineyard Haven to ride out the rough weather. Ashore, the class enjoyed shopping for Black Dog merchandise, spotting the Chappy Ferry and the filming location of Jaws, enjoying ice cream, and taking in a movie. This trip is an annual tradition proudly supported by the Foundation.

Pictured below: Harper Congdon, Kaitlyn Gulluscio, Maia Loizance, Sophie Clark, Noah Green, Alfie Brigham (front), Jose Frausto, Cooper Renault, and Jonathan Rivera. The Alabama is in the background.