Around the world in recyclable boats
Students sail bay in vessels made from old bottles
by Terry Gauthier Muessig
About 80 people witnessed hundreds of plastic bottles and milk cartons floating in the Raritan Bay near the shoreline on Tuesday afternoon.
The culprits who put the recyclables in the bay near the Bayshore Waterfront Park area in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown also were at the scene. They were students of The New School of Monmouth County in Holmdel participating in the school’s “Around the World”-themed boat day. The school has conducted the program with a different theme for nearly 20 years.