Ahoy! Norwalk students get to name aquarium vessel
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is look for local students to help choose a name for its new research vessel.
The aquarium is sponsoring a "Name the Boat" contest open to Norwalk students in grades three through 12. First prize is a free outing aboard the boat for the winning student and his or her immediate family, plus a free IMAX movie screening for the winner's entire class. There also will be a runner-up prize, and a randomly selected prize winner so everyone who submits a name has a chance to win.
"Naming a boat is something that sailors take very seriously, because the name should be a good and proper reflection on the boat itself but also on the owner and how the boat is used," Jennifer Herring , president of the aquarium, said in a statement.
The full contest rules are available on the aquarium's website -- www.maritimeaquarium.org -- under "Fun & Learning/Cruises." Key points in the rules include:
The name must be available in the U.S. Coast Guard registry.