Charlottesville Eagle Scout Sets Project Afloat in the Rivanna
A Charlottesville teenager's Eagle Scout project is making history.
Sixteen-year-old Jeremy Baruch of Ivy Troop 114 launched a 25-foot boat on the Rivanna River on Sunday. The white pirogue is similar to one of the three boats explorers Lewis and Clark used in their expedition up the Missouri River.
"People can ride up and down the river in it once it's finished, once it's put in the river. And then you can see the new building constructed for the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center where they teach you how those boats were made, how Indians helped the settlers," he explained.
The white pirogue has been three years in the making with the help of students from the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center Camp.
The new center is scheduled to open at the park in 2013.
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