Spyhop rides again

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Spyhop with the new Suzuki 140 hp 4 stroke motor. Photo by Ambika Menon

Keith Rittmaster, Natural Science Curator at the NC Maritime Museum, extends industrial strength gratitude to the following donors who conspired to fund a new outboard motor for the Friends of the Museum boat “Spyhop”. Keith uses the boat to benefit NC students, citizens, and marine wildlife in all aspects of his work that includes responding to marine mammal strandings and entanglements, maintaining monofilament fishing line receptacles, research and educational field trips, and continuing the local long-term (since 1985) bottlenose dolphin photo-identification project. Thank you!!

Ben Turney

Bruce and Regina McCutcheon

Bud and Anna Doughton

Dail and Laurie Holderness

Dennis Sorensen and Bobbi Wallinger

Graham and Nora Barden

Haywood and Mary Holderness

John and Sandra Atkins

Julian and Sandra Mann

Keith Rittmaster and Vicky Thayer

Lee and David Moore-Crawford

Molly Matlock

Penn and Kim Holderness

Ralph and Susan McCaughan

Ray Luce and Mary Anne Olsen

Sam and Nancye Bryan

Steve and Pam Hassenfelt

Tom and Nancy Reams

Woody and Marty Warburton


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