Rocking the Boat launches two boats on June 7

There was a festive parade to the waterfront for the marchers during the Rocking the Boat launch.
Photo by Edwin Soto

They’re rocking those boats!

More than 300 family and friends of 20 local Bronx high-school students gathered on the shore of the Bronx River in Hunts Point on Saturday, June 7 to launch two built-from-scratch boats as part of a program called “Rocking the Boat.” One of the boats launched was “Boatswain,” a 14-foot wooden rowing boat that was built to commemorate the life of Rocking the Boat alumna Mellissa Mulcare Boatswain, who passed away last summer from a brain tumor.

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The youth and their teachers prepare to launch the boat they built into the Bronx River.
Photo by Edwin Soto

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