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Winona State to Use Floating Classroom


WINONA, Minnesota (WXOW)  By next Spring, Winona State University plans to launch a boat on the Mississippi River and use it as a floating classroom.

It's the first vessel of its kind owned and operated by a university.  Winona State plans to use the 49 passenger boat to sponsor educational and social events with a focus on teaching and learning about the Mississippi.

The official name of that boat - the Calvin R. Fremling Floating Interpretive Center and Classroom.  It's named in honor of the late professor emeritus of biology at WSU.  Fremling was well known for his knowledge of and passion for the river.

Skipperliner of La Crosse is building the boat.  It's funded with private donations and support from Winona State and the WSU Foundation.

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