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Teens to sail to San Diego aboard USCG Eagle

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 5, 2008 at 12:43 pm with No Comments »
August 5, 2008 12:43 pm

It’s an announcement that makes Kits Merryman wish she was born in the early 90s.

Five teenagers from the Youth on Board program will spend four days working alongside the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Eagle, the barque that was the centerpiece attraction of last month’s Tall Ships Tacoma 2008 festival.

The five were selected based on recommendations from their ships’ captains and evaluations based on participation and performance from the Youth on Board program, when 47 teens sailed from Victoria, B.C., to Tacoma.

They’ll board the Eagle in San Pedro, Calif., and sail to San Diego on Aug. 20-24.

The five teens are:

Meagan Southworth of Tacoma, age 17

Sydney Lynden of Lakewood, age 18 at time of sailing

Kristie Spadoni of Gig Harbor , age 17

Jayna Gilley of Bellevue, age 18

Elizabeth Ross of Port Angeles, age 16

Tall Ships 2008
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