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in the great outdoors boat tasks for tykes Land Lover Locator (Keeper of the Float Plan) Officer at Large (Safety Inspector) Eagle-Eye Hazard Spotter (Crab Pot Lookout) Meteorologist (Weather Watcher) Roger-Roger (Radio Operator) First Mate (Gear/Supplies Inventory) #1 Deck Hand (Boat Washer) every age. (See the sidebar for suggestions.) Not only will helping out create a challenge, it will help to instill valuable skills and awareness for safety they will carry with them for life. And if they take interest, let them keep learning. The Outer Banks Sailing Academy, partnered with the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, offers several classes for children in the summer, including Basic Keel Boat, Basic Coastal Cruising, and Coastal Navigation and Bareboat Chartering. Call (252)473-1262 or visit the website at www.outerbankssailingacademy.com for more information. For other programs like Build a Boat in a Day or information on sailing the Shad boat, call the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum at (252)475-1750.  PUBLIC BOATLANDINGS (for directions, visit outerbankschild.com •Whalehead Club in Corolla •NC Wildlife Resources Commission Boat Ramp Currituck County - Poplar Branch - •Dare County Public Boat Ramp - Kitty Hawk •North Carolina Wildlife Boat Ramp and Access - Dock Street, Kill Devil Hills •National Park Service Boat Ramp - Oregon Inlet, Nags Head •Fish & Wildlife Boat Ramp - Washington Baum Bridge •Dare County Boat Ramp - Wanchese, Roanoke Island •Fish & Wildlife Boat Ramp - Manteo, Roanoke Island •NC Wildlife Resources Commission Public Boat Ramp - Stumpy Point •Dare County Public Boat Ramp - Manteo, Roanoke Island •Fish & Wildlife Public Boat Ramp - Buffalo City Road, Hwy. 64 •Fish & Wildlife Boat Ramp - Mashoes Road, Manns Harbor •Fish & Wildlife Public Boat Ramp - East Lake (courtesy of www.outerbanks.org) Lilly’s Closet cool clothes for girls and boys unique wooden toys, christening gowns and gifts Buccaneers Walk Shopping Center MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk • 252.441.2355 11

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