Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Green Vessel arrives

One of the first green-engineered passenger vessels is arriving in Pittsburgh today, after traveling through nine states to get here. The "Explorer" is to dock next to Carnegie Science Center to be used as a "green" classroom when the Coast Guard approves the boat for local use.

River Quest Executive Director Karl Thomas says the onboard class will teach kids about sustainability; specifically about the environment and how to be "greener."

The Explorer was delayed last year when it had engine trouble while being transported from a Florida shipyard. Thomas says with new things, such as the problematic green technologies, come new challenges. He is glad the boat has now surpassed those challenges.

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