The public can visit the 85-foot Sea Scout Ship Albatross and take tours of the museum inside the Sea Scouts’ base from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 225 N. Court St., when the Sea Scouts will have an open house, free food and demonstrations of such nautical skills as a rope climb, uses of the bosun’s chair, a ring buoy toss and a heaving line toss. Scouts also will participate in a water barrel fill race. Those visiting the Albatross will get a chance to learn how to tie various knots, how to use a compass and how to put on water “Gumby” suits. Children will receive swag bags and prizes, and the youngsters also may play a floating duck game, said Executive Officer Deanne Kelsey.
(photos by Robert Perry/Martinez News-Gazette)