This semester as my main project, I have chosen the topic of boats. I have yet to decide if i want to narrow my topic to canoes and kayaks but I might just leave it as boats in general. I chose boats because it is a very broad topic and it peaks a lot of my interests. boats are related to so many things such as; travel, explorations, new land, mythical creatures, building, mystery, and so many more choices, objects, and ideas. The boats at the museum stood out more than anything else because you could tell you could tell they were hand crafted and someone or multiple people put a great deal of effort into constructing them. Boats interests me because it is something I enjoy doing in the summer as an extra curricular activity, I think boating is something that everyone can relate to on one level or another. even if someone doesn’t like boating or if they do there are so many things that someone can relate to it with. You could relate to boating with something that’s completely opposite from boating. Like building a house, it takes similar materials to build a boat along with time and patience. A question I have is; what topics, stories, ideas, objects, etc are going to interest people the most? there are so many stories, not just collective stories but movies, books, fairy tales, etc… that are related to boats and boating. some of the stories that I have come up with so far are; The Little Mermaid, Sinbad, Brother Bear, Pocahontas, Noah’s Ark, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Finest Hours, The sea goddess Deities, Poseidon, Sea Story by AS Byatt, and the books I have thought of are called Of Poseidon and Deep Blue. I am not quite sure how this is exactly going to relate or enhance the museum. But, any ideas for that would be greatly appreciated.