Canarsie Voyager launched!

Last November, in a program co-sponsored by Sebago Canoe Club, Billion Oyster Program, and Breukelen RISE, a dozen young boatbuilders from the Breukelen Houses began construction of an 18-foot Northeaster dory. Yesterday, along with their families and supporters from the community, they gathered at Sebago to celebrate their achievement and launch the appropriately dubbed ‘Canarsie Voyager.’ Congratulations to all involved, and many thanks to Beth, Naomi, April, John, Chris, Marc, Katie and Marcel for helping to make the event such a success!

Breukelen RISE coordinator Wayne Harris led off with a rousing message of praise for the builders
State Senator Roxanne Persaud performed the traditional champagne christening
The builders were awarded certificates of ownership and achievement
The dock held up and the rain held off!
Newly-elected District 60 Assemblymember Nikki Lucas with proud builders
Now for some rowing!

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