CFCC Boat Show supports boat building programs

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Boat lovers converged on the downtown Wilmington riverfront for the annual Cape Fear Community College Boat Show Saturday.The event showcases the two boat building programs at the college: Wooden Boat Building and Boat Manufacturing and Service.- Advertisement – Members of the community were also invited to bring their handmade boats for display.Money raised at the show goes towards a boat building scholarship.CFCC’s Marine Technology Department Chair Jason Rogers says he’s prouds of the boats the students have created.Related Article: College creates degree program aimed to fight substance abuse“It’s really gratifying work to basically start the school year with nothing and then at the end of the year, wind up with several finished boats that they can take right out here on the Cape Fear River that last week of school,” Rogers said.At a dinner after the show, plaques were awarded in categories like Best Power Boat and Best Classic Boat, as well as a People’s Choice award.last_img read more