Madrone Students Set Sail

Madrone Adventist Elementary School in Cave Junction, Ore., had the unique privilege of accepting a ship captain's invitation to visit the Windjammers tall ships in the Crescent City, Calif., harbor. All the students, their parents and some school board members accepted the offer to sail on these high-masted, educational ships.

The students were given a short orientation and then positioned as part of the crew as they set sail for the open waters. The students were commended for their seamanship, but several of the adults "fed the fish" over the starboard side, as the waves were high and choppy.

Being aboard the ships was a fantastic experience. One student said they wanted to grow up to be a captain on an educational tall ship, so they too could help children learn about the joy of sailing in the ocean.

October 01, 2012 / Oregon Conference