The Training Continues

July 14, 2023

Jeffrey M. Schell, Chief Scientist

Katie, Lola and Avery haul on the mainstay sail halyard. Setting our first sail!

Ship's Log

Noon Position
42 deg 19.1' N x 070deg 56.8'W

7.9 nautical miles

Weather / Wind / Sail Plan
Partly sunny, light breeze Beaufort Force 2-3. Passing front brought early morning rain pre-departure.

Description of Location
Moved to a new anchorage in Boston Harbor, MA just south of Gallops Island.

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Our first night aboard the Cramer was uneventful in a good way. After a day full of learning the ways of the ship, nothing better than a full night of sleep for the students. Today began with amazing breakfast of blueberry pancakes with hand-whipped cream, sausage and fruit thanks to our amazing stewards Valentine and Cassie.  Then, it was time for the main event - let's go sailing!
We cast off our dock lines, pulled in the fenders, and made our way to a quitter anchorage in Boston Harbor!  We were greeted by wonderful views of the Boston skyline and maze of small historic islets and busy ship traffic lanes. Plenty of gulls, cormorants and terns, followed our path through the islands to a new anchorage. Spirits and energy levels were high as we continued the required safety training and ship orientation.
Students and crew learned of their various responsibilities during various emergency situations including fire and abandon ship.  They also learned how to operate the scientific hydrowinch that will allow us to deploy all manner of scientific equipment.  Then it was time to haul some lines and learn how to set, strike and furl various sails.
Another full day of learning for the crew of the Corwith Cramer.  Tomorrow, bright and early we start our voyage in earnest and begin our journey to the Gulf of Maine. This crew is ready!  What will we discovery along the way?
I hope you join us for the ride.
CheersSchelly,Chief Scientist - Jeffrey M. Schell

Dex, Weston, Avery, Katie, Julia, Matthew, Davanee, and Lola in the head rig after furling the jib sail.

Just about all the other students on the quarterdeck just before
they set, struck and furled the mainsail.

Haylee, Devon and Ronan, with the rest of their shipmates hauling
on the mainsail halyard.

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  1. Erlinda Hernández July 18, 2023 at 15:41 - Reply

    Here you are !! Very happy to see your face smiling … enjoy it love you Haylee
    Thanks for the pictures

  2. Gavin McCraley July 18, 2023 at 22:16 - Reply

    Great post and great to see them all having fun!

  3. Laura Rebell Gross July 19, 2023 at 10:34 - Reply

    I’m so happy to see this post and these pictures

  4. Liam Lawyer July 19, 2023 at 21:54 - Reply

    What an amazing adventure! Can’t wait to hear all the stories..

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