No Mutiny, Sunken Ship May Soon Help Teach Ship Building and Repair in Westport

ABERDEEN, Wash. – A half-sunken sail boat near the moorings for the Lady Washington could one day help students in Ocosta learn to build and repair ships of all kinds. Mark Mercell, owner of the boat tells us a Rusty Skupper Pirate might be the one to make it happen. Peter Newday, better known as Irish Blackie around Pirate Daze in Westport, plans to take the sail boat and use it to start a boat-building class in Westport in cooperation with the Ocosta School District. Mercell said the boat should be out of the Wishkah within a week, and may be the start of a new opportunity in Westport within a year.