A Washington state school project found at Otter Point.

A Washington state school project found at Otter Point.

Float my boat

A Washington state school project washes up on local shore

A little wooden boat came floating along on a wave to a rocky shore at Otter Point. Fiona Connell picked it up and discovered that it was a school project from a fifth grade class in Maple Valley, Washington.

Connell emailed the address on the boat and discovered that the boat was launched from Fort Casey on Whidby Island the week of March 25-29. The students, in the Outdoor Education Program were participating in a “Tides and Currents” class. Prior to launching the students from Tahoma School District made predictions of where their boast would land based on tides, currents and weather.

Connell said in an email to the Tahoma School Board that the little boat was completely seaworthy with no damage after its crossing of the Strait of Juan dFuca..

Boats have been reported found in Shirley, Otter Point, Victoria, Port Angeles and the San Juan Islands.

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