Using a historic, repurposed fishing vessel (The General Pershing) The Classroom on the Bay’s mission is to develop an "Environmentalist Activist Program" utilizing science, art and storytelling, emphasizing the historical Monterey sardine fishing industry, the boat builders of that era and the impact on the Monterey Bay, its tributaries and the Pacific Ocean.
Classroom on the Bay plans to continue to develop relationships with local maritime historians, marine-life researchers, marine biologists and marine ecologists in order to develop a mentorship-leadership program for students.
The Siino family in association with Monterey Boat Heritage. Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation will be launching Classroom on the Bay in Monterey, California in the Spring of 2022. Classroom on the Bay will offer students the experience of learning about the history of the Master Boat Builders in the Monterey area as well as the ecology of the Monterey Bay. Some instruction will be in the classroom and some aboard the General Pershing, a fishing vessel built by Monterey's Master Boat Builder, Angelo Siino in 1930.