Photo: Maiden voyage

Posted: Friday, June 08, 2007

A crowd gathers Wednesday at the Auke Bay boat harbor to watch the test launch of the "Plastic Poison," a Viking longboat made out of recycled bottles boasting a patchwork sail stitched together from second-hand shirts - many flaunting perilously paisley patterns - and paddles made from crutches. The boat will emerge again on July 4 to promote awareness about plastic adrift in the planet's oceans. Pictured are Marcus Eriksen, standing, Bob Sylvester, left, Beth Peluso, front right, and Carol Anderson.

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