What a great day to save a life! That is probably what the surfmen and expert boatmen thought as they did just that at the Old Harbor Life Saving Station on Cape Cod National Seashore. Day in and day out, these lifesavers would patrol the beaches, practice drills, exercise, live and eat together, and risk their lives to save ships in distress. They didn't have the modern day conveniences so they made do with the tools of the day. They had to pull the boat to the ocean, use simple machines to repair and move equipment, and use a small cannon to shoot a 18 pound projectile that carried their ropes out to the ships.
Marvin and Huck want to know about the lifesaving organizations in your area. Are they volunteer or paid positions? How long do they work each day? What are their particular duties? Find ways to honor and celebrate their work. Share your findings on Social Media @dacia92 #MarvinandHuck and #ExpeditionsInEducation to receive your digital badge. You can also email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org SUBJECT: Marvin & Huck