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Cardboard boat races in East Lyme

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Regan Ewald, 17, front, and her teammate Jacqui Plasse finish their lap in the sixth heat of the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework. Other students as well as faculty, staff and guests are invited to participate. Tucker's students are required to construct a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and complete one lap of the pool.

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Nick Geary, 18, front, and Matt Gillespie, 17, continue to paddle as their entry in the seventh heat begins to break-up during the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework. Other students as well as faculty, staff and guests are invited to participate. Tucker's students are required to construct a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and complete one lap of the pool.

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Emma Perry, 17, celebrates as she and teammate Brandon Page, 17, complete their lap before their entry in the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School disintegrates Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework. Other students as well as faculty, staff and guests are invited to participate. Tucker's students are required to construct a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and complete one lap of the pool.

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Nick Gearly, 18, makes a final application of duct tape to the prow of his team's entry in the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework. Other students as well as faculty, staff and guests are invited to participate. Tucker's students are required to construct a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and complete one lap of the pool.

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A team of nine paddlers gets under way in the first heat of the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework. Other students as well as faculty, staff and guests are invited to participate. Tucker's students are required to construct a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and complete one lap of the pool.

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Kelsey Shukis, 16, left, and Katherine Vorih, 16, take-off from the start of the 2nd heat of the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework. Other students as well as faculty, staff and guests are invited to participate. Tucker's students are required to construct a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and complete one lap of the pool.

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Sam Magna, 17, left, and Erin Lilienthal, 16, paddle on the home stretch of the fifth heat of the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework. Other students as well as faculty, staff and guests are invited to participate. Tucker's students are required to construct a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and complete one lap of the pool.

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Piles of sodden cardboard boats fill a dumpster outside the pool following the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework. Other students as well as faculty, staff and guests are invited to participate. Tucker's students are required to construct a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and complete one lap of the pool.

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