Mark Siino inherits a fishing boat hand-built by his grandfather, and transforms it into a floating classroom.

Mark Siino never met his grandfather, Angelo Siino, but he now spends his days running his hands over a boat his grandfather built. The General Pershing is a 60-foot fishing boat hand-built in the 1920s in Monterey by Angelo, with his brothers Gaetano and Francesco and their father, Erasmo, all Sicilian immigrants. Now, after moving from owner to owner for nearly a century, the boat has retired its fishing permits and come home, and back to the descendants of its original craftsmen. Siino, along with a team of volunteers, has for years been restoring the boat to convert it into a floating environmental and marine science classroom. >click to read< 10:05

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