N.L. town of 30 people is connected to Boston 4th graders after rescue of tiny boat

 A Newfoundland and Labrador town of just 30 people is suddenly connected to a group of fourth-grade science students in Boston, Mass., after a tiny shipwreck.

The six-foot-long boat built by the fourth-grade science class at Harvard-Kent Elementary School was thrown off course by tropical storm Elsa and washed up on a remote southern Newfoundland shore.

Emily Bryant, education manager with the USS Constitution Museum in Boston, said the institution partnered with the class to build the boat, which is named the HK Pride. She says a main goal of the project was to help the kids explore the world.

Sherrie Feaver and her husband John Feaver salvaged the small ship from the rocks this morning near the small town of McCallum, N.L.

Feaver says she heard on social media about the boat running aground near McCallum, which she says has a population of about 30 people, adding that she set out at the crack of dawn to go find it.

She says she and her husband took their own boat about 40 minutes up the shore until they spotted it and it’s now on their lawn waiting to be picked up by the federal Fisheries Department to be repaired and delivered to a school in Harbour Breton, N.L.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 22, 2021.


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