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Yamila LeBouton-Chediack, a long-time Bayfield Sea Scout, and Bridget McCutchen are in Washington to work as paid deckhands on the Lady Washington. The ship typically takes students on educational tours of the west coast, but due to COVID-19, the crew under the command of Bayfield’s Gordon Ringberg is performing maintenance and taking a sail once a week.

During then-12-year-old Jamila LeBouton-Chediack’s first foray on Lake Superior with a couple of older Sea Scouts to learn sailing, the weather suddenly took a turn for the worse.

“It was the first time I experienced rain on the water,” the Washburn student said. “Little novice me was terrified.”

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Yamila LeBouton-Chediack, a long-time Bayfield Sea Scout, works on the Lady Washington’s engines at the ship’s berth in Washington.

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