Sea Scouts & Ledyard Community Boating Assist
with Pine Island Clean Up
The Sea Scouts of Ship Dragon (Groton, CT) and
several members of Ledyard Community Boating worked with JGTSCA
members to help clean up Pine Island during our annual Earth
Day activity on May 3, 2009. The seas were calm and we were
lucky that the heavy rain held off until the clean up was
finished. We filled many bags with trash and removed some
larger items including tires and styrofoam flotation pieces.
There were a variety of craft used for transport
to the island, including Avery Point dories, the John
Gardner gig, boats provided by "CROPC" (Connecticut
River Oar & Paddle Club), the Sea Scouts dory Fafnir,
and a canoe. A trash hauling boat was provided by JGTSCA member
Paul Robertson and was a tremendous help ferrying the collected
trash to the mainland.
We enjoyed a very nice cookout afterwards at
the boat house. Once again ShopRite
Supermarkets supported our Earth Day efforts
and provided gloves, trash bags, drinks, and cookies.
Pine Island Slideshow
(8 Mb - click link to view)
Sea Scouts launch boats.
Calm waters with Pine Island in the distance
Andy Strode rows to the island
George Spragg rows "forward"
John Gardner gig crosses to Pine