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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Volunteers Needed for Maritime Career Day, Schooner Zodiac Haulout

Youth Maritime Training Association [link] [volunteer] and Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center [link] [volunteer] are looking for volunteers to help with annual Career Day March 2, 2006 at Pier 66 on Seattle's Central Waterfront. More than 800 high school students from all over Puget Sound will attend the event. Organizers are also looking for Seattle-area maritime businesses and organizations willing to set up a booth or bring a vessel and talk with students about the maritime industry. They are asking for a $300 contribution for those participating to cover some of the cost of the event. However, the fee can be waived. For more information on Career Day, call Norm Manly at 206-281-3821 or e-mail ymta@mindspring.com.

The schooner Zodiac [link] and the Northwest Schooner Society [link] is recruiting volunteers [volunteer link] for the annual haulout in preparation for the 2006 sailing season. The haulout takes place Thursday Feb. 23, with the vessel going back in the water Monday Feb. 27. Prospective volunteers need to come by the boat at its berth on the west side of Gas Works Park and the Harbor Patrol Dock in Seattle on any Saturday prior to haul-out so that they can fill out paperwork and meet volunteer coordinator Richard DeParte. People who volunteer in the winter can also volunteer as crew during the sailing season. No experience necessary for haulout or summer crewing. For more information, call 800-551-6977 or e-mail JoAnn O'Connor, joannpoconnor@yahoo.com.

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