N.H. Sea Grant

UNH Offers Valentine's Day Cruise for a Cause

By Kathleen Schmitt
N.H. Sea Grant

January 27, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. -- Snuggle up with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day while enjoying the serene winter beauty of the coast. New Hampshire Sea Grant and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension are sponsoring a Valentine's Day Sweetheart Cruise Friday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from the event will help support the SeaTrek and Great Bay Coast Watch programs.

Participants will board the university's research vessel, the Gulf Challenger, at the Burges Dock near the Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. on Market Street Extension in Portsmouth. They will be treated to a view of the New Hampshire coastal landscape in winter, with commentary on natural and historic sites as the boat travels along the shore. Lunch and hot drinks will be provided and participants are advised to dress warmly.

Cost for the excursion is $30 per person, and reservations must be made by Feb. 12. Participants must be at least 10 years of age and parents must accompany all children.

For reservations call Barbara Pinto-Maurer or Sharon Meeker at the NH Sea Grant Extension office (603) 749-1565.

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