'Get on the Water' events encourage kids to take to sea

By Matthias Mann | Jul 14, 2018
Photo by: Matthias Mann Betty Minson instructs would-be sailor Sawyer Tunick July 2 in Stockton Harbor.

Stockton Harbor Sailing Center kicked off its annual, week-long Get on the Water event July 2.

Over the last 10 years, the event has worked to teach children about topics ranging from sailing and kayaking to water safety and swimming, along with environmental science activities and crafts, all with the goal of getting a new generation comfortable out on Maine coastal waters.

With the help of local volunteers, the nonprofit to date has been able to accept any and all children into its programs free of charge through the donations and support of the local community.

Along with its other high school sailing programs and Women on the Water, the Stockton Harbor Sailing Center has been hard at work getting people of all ages outside, on the water, and enjoying our maritime community.

Johnny Leonard paddles a kayak July 2 in Stockton Harbor "Get on the Water" event. (Photo by: Matthias Mann)
Cole and Ingrid Hagenbuch prepare to venture out on the water in Stockton Harbor July 2.
Alexandra Tunick, Sawyer Tunick, Noah Doyon and Johnny Leonard set sail with instructor Betty Minson in Stockton Harbor July 2.
Alexandra Tunick
Cole Hagenbuch
Henry Miller, Jilly Leonard and Jack Noerr with instructor Betty Minson.
Ingrid Hagenbuch
Jack Noerr, Jilly Leonard, Henry Miller, Betty Minson
Janis Minson & Johnny Leonard
Jilly Leonard
JJ Leonard, Cole Hagenbuch
JJ Leonard, Noah Doyon
MyKeisha Tripp and Rowan Jergenson venture out July 2 with instructor Eric Jergenson. (Photo by: Matthias Mann)
Noah Doyon, Johnny Leonard, Alexandra Tunick, Betty Minson, Sawyer Tunick
Teri Jergenson and Ingrid Hagenbuch
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