John Castro, project coordinator of the seafaring tradition program of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, was joined by seven others to clean up the inside of the Canoe House last Wednesday, which was littered with mostly empty beer cans.
With the Canoe House being open to the public, some people use it over the weekend.
Castro is thankful that “some people pick up after themselves but some are just drinking and throwing cans around. So, we try our best to clean it.”
He encourages the public to stop leaving behind their litter, as the Canoe House showcases the importance of the CNMI’s maritime history. He believes it also appeals to tourists. He said building the Canoe House entailed a lot of work and public funding.
The seafaring tradition program will be organizing an official opening ceremony at the completed Canoe House on Aug. 17, 2018.