Varsity Team Tests Pop Bottle Raft on Fox River

June 3, 2009


This was the Varsity team's test of a four sheet pop bottle raft. The team put the raft in north of St. Charles North High School. Eric Chock followed the raft in his pontoon boat in case a resue was necessary. There weren't any problems, but the raft was eventually towed to Boy Scout Island due to fading daylight. The raft held up well and I think much was learned tonight. No boys or pop bottles were lost during this test.


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So Sister Chock may have invited a few friends.... [04]

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It was a glorious evening. [06]

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Deer along the bank. [11]

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Fallen soldiers. [14]

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Sweet. [17]

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Assembling the raft. [19]

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Easy does it. [21]

And they're off. Thanks for your help, Nate. [22]

Brother Ballard was the brave leader on the raft. [23]

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Girl talk, I suppose. [27]

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"How deep is it?" "About this deep." [36]

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Time for a tow. [48]

With a square bow made of pop bottles, it's harder than it looks. [49]

There, that's better. [50]

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Eric brings in his boat. [55]

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