students set sail on Lake Calhoun Sunday in the annual Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races.
The : S.S. Yum Yum II in the Lieutenant's Race (a speed race) and Babe The Blue Ox in the Skipper's Race (a race for creative, bovine themed boats).
Babe's team of sailors took home the creativity award, as students armed paddles with ax heads and dressed like Paul Bunyan. Unfortunately, S.S. Yum Yum II ran into a little trouble. The boat's predecessor, and the team was looking to keep the title.
"Yum Yum got blocked by an out of control boat going off course, so we didn't do well in the other race," Sheila Johnston, a gifted education teacher who helped students build the boats, said. "But kids had fun!"
While both races weren't wins, the well-crafted boats survived with no loss.
"We didn't lose one milk carton and both boats held together for the whole race!" Johnston said.
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