On our regular sailing and boating night at Bay Boat Club we were surprised by a visit from the local police. Sgt. Gillespie was king enough to visit with us and share his thoughts on boating safety. He took the photo and posted a nice write up on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/bayvillagepolicedepartment/
We have joined forces with the Marine Environmental Explorer Club 360. Club 360 is a group of middle school students who have a concern for their aquatic environment, do environmental studies and love boating. They are the 2017 Boat US Youth safe boating Award winners. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ith air temperatures soaring into the 80’s it is very tempting to get the boats out and go sailing but we now know better.
A link to the National Center for Cold Water Safety is here .
This past meeting the Sea Scouts were challenged to build an electric motor using a length of copper wire, a magnet and a AA battery. Very simple but it did demonstrate the electro-magnetic forces present to produce movement of the wire (armature).
It really worked, the trick was balancing the CU wire on the positive terminal of the battery.
As the ice on Lake Erie melts and is broken up by spring storms we are transitioning back into our STEM adventure of exploring electricity and wind turbines at our regular Tuesday meetings.
http://www.tumblr.com/blog/bayseascouts This link will take you to a short video of the wave action breaking up the ice. You can imagine how powerful the waves are.
Spring officially started a couple of days ago but in Bay Village we know it is on the way because; the turkey vultures have arrived. A whole “kettle” of them fly up and down the shoreline searching for carrion.
The first ore boat of the 2014 shipping season has been sited off the shores of Bay Village. With the Lake Erie over 95% covered in ice it has been a difficult season for the shipping industry. A busy one for the USCG ice breakers.