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Students' work to be launched


ROCKLAND - The city's newest Red Jacket, a Scilly Isles gig built locally by Mid-Coast School of Technology students and Station Maine, will be launched Saturday.


The launch will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Snow Marine Park on Mechanic Street in Rockland. The Red Jacket will be paraded down Main Street prior to the launching. A cook-out also will be held at the park following the launching.


The gig, built by the marine tech class of the Mid-Coast School of Technology, and the trailer built by students in the welding and metal fabrication program, is the result of a two-year alliance between the Region 8 school and Station Maine, a youth-oriented rowing and sailing organization in Rockland.