July 24, 2021
42°02.3’ N x 70°10.5’ W
Light breeze from the East, clear skies
Description of Location
Anchored off of Provincetown
Today we started our first “real” watch rotation! We’re not in A, B, and C watches yet, but we’re easing into the routine. We’ve been split into starboard and port watches, and during the day we got to take care of the deck and lab. Midway through the first watch (Starboard) we passed through Cape Cod Canal. It turns out that we are a very popular ship. Lots of motorboats and small vessels would pull up next to the Cramer and take footage. On the second watch (Port), we carried out a Neuston Tow, and caught a lot of zooplankton. Some favorites were Larry the Lobster, Herb the Pipefish, and a particularly large Isopod that we referred to in hushed tones as “the arsonist” (they were two centimeters long!).
We also trained to go aloft the foremast. We got up to the first platform. Some people took to the activity well, and others were shivering their timbers. As we dropped anchor in Provincetown, we came across a familiar looking tall ship The Roseway. Communications were attempted, but they proved to be unreasonable people, going as far as to ask us “What’s good” on a whiteboard. When we responded “Chillin WBU?” they had the gall to respond “chillin WBU.” Morse code communication was in order but they all scuffled below deck at 1800.
We settled in at evening to listen to Amy, our 3rd scientist aboard the Cramer, talk about her experiences conducting research in Antarctica. It was very interesting, and we had time to connect parallels to our research training onshore and the neuston tow we conducted earlier in the day. Overall, today was exiting and we hope tomorrow brings more.
- Kate Kringel, Richard Montgomery High School & Ari Harris, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Share This Blog
Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest
June 4, 2023 Jace Fuller, B Watch, Colorado College Ship's Log Noon Position Docked at Pier 35; Honolulu, HI Weather Partly cloudy Souls on Board All [...]
S-309 Boards the SSV Robert C. Seamans
June 3, 2023 Students enrolled in Sea Education Association's class S-309, Pacific Reef Expedition, board the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Honolulu on June 3rd and [...]
Tour of the Seamans!
June 1, 2023 Samantha Roberts, Fordham University Ship's Log Location Moku Ola, Hilo and Honolulu, Oahu Weather Humid and scattered rain throughout the day All blogs [...]
Future Scientists Take on Their First Day of Research!
May 31, 2023 Makenna Keyek, University of New Hampshire Ship's Log Location Oahu, Hawaii Weather Sunny and hot with scattered sun showers All blogs from S-309 [...]
Leave A Comment