The next generation will be the keepers of the water we currently enjoy so much. In most coastal communities, there is a divide between those who live directly on the coast, and those who are separated from the sea. But Sea Tow Charleston Captain Anthony Noury in Charleston, S.C. is eliminating that divide while also empowering students through boating.
Captain Noury has partnered with the Lowcountry Maritime Society for years, but when the need to expand its on-water education classes arose, the only barrier was the requirement of life jackets for every student within the program.
“We wanted our community to thoroughly enjoy this program and we know its expansion would further educate the next generation of boaters,” Captain Noury said. “So, we stepped in to donate the life jackets necessary so each student can learn the importance of water safety from the start."
About 40 life jackets were required for the course and Sea Tow Charleston was able to provide the total amount.
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The Lowcountry Maritime Society celebrates and shares the natural resources of the area by offering STEM-based boat building classes in schools throughout the region. Each year, students spend the semester building a boat from the ground up using these resources. At the annual Charleston Boat Show, the students make their big boat splash.
Sea Tow Charleston also provided life jacket loaner stands at the show this year, which took place April 28-30.