The world is fascinated by stories of survival, from the real life events of Titanic to the fictional story of a young man adrift in a lifeboat with zoo animals as his companions. This fascination develops as we put ourselves in the other person’s situation and wonder, “What would I do?” “How would I survive?” On Saturday, January 12, visitors to The Mariners’ Museum will have the opportunity to imagine themselves in the situation of having to survive at sea.
Participants will receive a “ticket” for a journey to a faraway place and learn the type of craft they will be sailing aboard. They will then learn about various dangers at sea and discover what type of trouble they will encounter – hurricane, tsunamis, or rogue waves – causing them to have to abandon ship. Guests will face the challenge of pulling together a survival kit in five minutes and learn how to create fresh water from ocean water. Finally, visitors can climb into a life raft and have their picture taken as a memento of their day of surviving at sea.
This program is suitable for students and adults and is free with Museum admission.