Meet Sea Girl, SRA’s New Floating Classroom

Sea Girl

We’d like to introduce Sea Girl, the latest addition to the Severn River Association team.

She’s a 20-ft. Maritime Skiff donated to SRA by our pal, Nini Goodwin, from the Round Bay Community on the Severn River.

Sea Girl had been in Nini’s family since 2003 when renowned river rat, John Page Williams, helped Nini’s family select a sea-worthy vessel to explore the Severn River.

After long service to the Goodwin family, who were looking for a new home for Sea Girl, it was John Page who acquainted Nini with SRA’s need for a study vessel.

Once JP explained SRA need to work year-round and river-wide, Nini make it happen.

Sea Girl will become a floating classroom to educate students, volunteers, scientists and policy makers about the Severn River.

JP and Nini presided over the christening of the Sea Girl during a friendly fare-the-well party for John Page organized by SRA and his pals at the Severn River Rod & Keg Club.

That’s JP handing Nini the ceremonial bottle of bubbly to christen the Sea Girl during a formal dedication Aug. 28 at the Port Annapolis Marina slip that is Sea Girl’s new home port.

The final dedication done, a group of well wishers were on hand for a group photo during a friendly fare-thee-well event where dozens of JP’s fellow River Rats wish him and Louise well on their new adventure in Richmond.

Photos: Lisa Borre