C-303 MBC Begins!

Captain Jason Quilter

April 7, 2022
C-303 MBC
Blog Photo Small 4-7-22

Learning the Ropes!


SSV Corwith Cramer

Ship's Log

Current Position
24° 31.8’N x 081° 46.9’W

Ship Heading (degrees)

Ship Speed (knots)

Taffrail Log (Nautical Miles)

Weather / Wind / Sail Plan
Pleasant conditions with SW’ly winds 10 knots and scattered Cumulus clouds

Description of location
At anchor off of Key West

Souls on Board

Greetings from the SSV Corwith Cramer! We are currently at anchor off Key West, Florida. Class number C-303 has joined the ship for the research cruise of the “Marine Biodiversity and Conservation” semester program (MBC).

All of the students are doing well and getting adjusted to life onboard. We will spend the next two days in port so our students can receive a thorough orientation to the vessel and shipboard operations. Once all of the necessary training is completed, we plan to raise anchor and put to sea on Saturday April 9th. The ship’s initial cruise track will take us up the Straits of Florida and then into the Southeast North Atlantic Ocean. Thanks for following our daily blog as we begin this exciting voyage and research expedition through the Sargasso Sea.


Marin Allen, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Kayla Bradley, College of Charleston
Isabelle Cadene, Rodger Williams University
Maggie Grant, Colby-Sawyer College
Amir Graupe, University of Illinois
Ashley Howard, Colorado School of Mines
Bella Kassa, University of Michigan
Posy LaBombard, Mount Holyoke
Gabe Packer, Eckerd
Elizabeth Siminitus, Hamilton College
Maeve Tallman, Lawrence University
Emmi Triplett, College of Charleston


Jason Quilter , Captain
Rocky Bonner III , Chief Mate
Holly Boulanger , 3rd Mate
Thane Richard , Mate-in-Training
Abby Werner , AsstEngineer
Amy Elliott , Engineer in Training
Jackie O'Malley , Steward
Audrey Cardwell , Steward in Training
Sarah Kingston , Chief Scientist
Supi Vallas , 1st Scientist
Kelly Morgan , Asst Scientist
Matt Bihrle , Asst Scientist
Lucy Bergwall , Deckhand
Becca Hueckel , Deckhand
Larry Klein , Deckhand
Karen Lynch , Deckhand
Starr Rodgers , Deckhand
Adam Young , Deckhand
Kate Riley, Teaching Assistant

Fair Winds,
Captain Jason Quilter

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