Title

"North by East" piece reporting that the Hurricane Island Outbound School has ma

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

9-1-1994

Pages

23

Abstract

"North by East" piece reporting that the Hurricane Island Outbound School has managed to pay off its debt and has operated in the black for the past two years. When founder and Peter Willauer acrimoniously left the organization in 1989, Outward Bound was struggling under the weight of $1.3 million debt. Joan Welsh, who took over the directorship in 1991, and has managed to turn the organization around. Outward Bound was founded in 1964 as the American version of a survival school began in Great Britain during World War II. Hurricane Island is still the base for the school's sailing program, and operates satellite bases in Newry, Greenville, Burnt Island, and Cross Island in Maine, as well as in Baltimore and at seven locales in Florida. Its 1,500 to 2,000 students range from troubled youths learninghow to develop character to MTV executives developing teamwork. Hurricane Island is the largest of the five Outward Bound Schools in the United States and the second largest in the world.

Subjects

Outward Bound School Hurricane Island

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