Alexandria Seaport Foundation Whaleboat
Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), located in Alexandria, Virginia, was a natural fit to join the Morgan whaleboat project. Since 1993, the organization’s primary focus has been to use traditional boat building to help disadvantaged youth improve their lives. ASF’s signature Boat Building Apprenticeship Program helps at-risk youth between the ages of 18-22 acquire the job and social skills necessary to secure a successful career path. Along with career and woodworking skills, apprentices improve their academic competencies through project-based learning and in the context of traditional wooden boat building.
ASF christened their whaleboat in a ceremony on Capitol Hill on March 12.