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Blogs from the SSV Corwith Cramer

The Final Mission- Operation Nantucket

2022-08-13T17:57:12-05:00August 1, 2022|

B-Watch Last night all of the watches were tasked with a final mission: gather scientific data, make it into a presentation and deliver it to a rendezvous point many miles away, all while doing this independently with only minimal help from the crew. We, B Watch, were tasked with [...]

Ahoy lads!

2022-08-13T17:57:13-05:00July 30, 2022|

Zoey, Suzy, and Hailey Ship's Log Noon Position 41 30.7' N X 69 19.6' W Ship Heading  115.55 degrees Ship Speed 4.6 knots Taffrail Log 652.9 nm Location Off of Cape Cod Souls on Board Ahoy lads! It's your favorite sailors Zoey, Hailey, and Suzy [...]

Foggy Night

2022-08-13T17:57:14-05:00July 29, 2022|

B Watch Ship's Log Souls on Board Last night's watch was very busy and eventful. The first half of our time on the deck was accompanied by fair weather and the wind in our sails as well as a gorgeous sunset. At around midnight, heavy fog [...]

Wacky DreamLand

2022-08-13T17:57:14-05:00July 28, 2022|

Terrance C Watch Ship's Log Noon Position 41 52.20'N , 069 43.10'W Ship Heading 110 degrees Ship Speed 3.52 Taffrail Log 456.7 Weather / Wind / Sail Plan Sailing on a close reach under four lowers , starboard tack, cto 110 psc, wind SSE, F4, Seas SSE 2ft tall. Visibility [...]

Continuing Onwards

2022-08-13T17:59:16-05:00July 27, 2022|

Gray N, A-watch. Ship's Log Noon Position 42 36.71N X 069 40.86W Ship Heading 131.68 Ship Speed 0.4 Taffrail Log 380.8 Weather / Wind / Sail Plan 29 C/ Clouds 5 Ci/ Wind WSW 2/ Barometer 1011/ Sea SxW 2 Description of location Wilkinson Basin off of Cape Cod Souls [...]

Settling In

2022-08-13T17:57:15-05:00July 26, 2022|

Jesse Z-F, A Watch Ship's Log Noon Position 42 38.092N x 068 223.822W Ship Heading 250PSC Ship Speed 5 knots Taffrail Log 71.6 Weather / Wind Cloudy with very light winds, Sail Plan Fore Staysail Souls on Board We've have begun to settle into underway life [...]

Blogs from the SSV Robert C. Seamans

Preparing for Land Sickness

2022-08-13T17:26:34-05:00July 23, 2022|

Sunmin (Sunny) Kim, A watch, Boston University Ship's Log Noon Position 32°43.231’N 117°10.792’W Ship Heading NA Ship Speed At anchor Weather / Wind / Sail Plan Sunny! Souls on Board Dear S304, First stepping onto the Robert C Seamans (RCS) we were confused and nervous, not [...]

Double Trouble!

2022-08-13T17:26:49-05:00July 22, 2022|

Olivia Najjar, A Watch, Lafayette College Olivia Pietz, C Watch, Cornell University Ship's Log Noon Position 32°57.8’N 117°38.9'W Ship Heading 134°T Ship Speed 8.1 knots Sail Plan Motoring (no sails up) Weather Clear Souls on Board So much has happened in the last month, and [...]

Turning 20 at Sea!

2022-08-13T17:26:33-05:00July 21, 2022|

Samantha Schlegel, B Watch, University of Tampa Ship's Log Noon Position 34°44.373’N 120°30.839 Ship Heading 105.8° Ship Speed 7.6 kts Taffrail Log : Motor sailing under the storm trys’l, main stays’l, forestays’l, and jib Weather / Wind / Sail Plan NA Description of location NA Souls on Board [...]

We’re All in One Boat (And It’s Knot So Bad)

2022-08-13T17:26:33-05:00July 20, 2022|

Emily Barron, A Watch, Boston University Ship's Log Noon Position 35 07.124’ N, 124 0.783’W Ship Heading 080 degrees Ship Speed 7.7 knots Weather Chilly and cloudy Sail Plan Motorsailing under the Jib, Fore Stays’l, Main Stays’l, and Storm Trys’l Souls on Board 20 days ago, [...]

Entering the Home Stretch

2022-08-13T17:26:33-05:00July 19, 2022|

Ryan McMullen, A Watch, University of Miami Ship's Log Noon Position 35° 27.599’N  126° 34.00’W Ship Heading 070° Ship Speed 5 knots Sail Paln Storm Trys’l, Mainstays’l, Forestays’l, Jib, Jib Tops’l Weather / Wind / Sail Plan Wind- North by West at Beaufort Force of 4, Sea-  4-5 foot [...]

I survived being a Junior Watch Officer!

2022-08-13T17:26:32-05:00July 18, 2022|

Amanda Nogueira Moreira de Souza, C watch, Macalester College Ship's Log Noon Position35° 06.710’ N 128° 36.648’ WShip Heading045Ship Speed7.4 knotsWeather / Wind / Sail PlanCold, really cold.  Storm Trys’l, Mainstays’l, Forestays’l, and JibLatest Neuston tow plastic count67Souls on Board Today I was Junior Watch Officer (JWO) for my [...]

Blogs from the SEA Campus

Good times at SEA

2022-08-13T17:56:12-05:00August 3, 2022|

Solange Gerdeman We woke a half an hour earlier than normal—7:30 instead of 8—to prepare for our field trip to the Woods Hole Oceanagraphic Institute Marine Biological Laboratory. We were to meet with Molly, a marine engineer at the Institute. Our breakfast was the same as usual: a smorsgasbord of breakfast foods [...]

How We Acquired 15 Gallons of Popcorn (and Whale Watching)

2022-08-13T17:56:13-05:00August 1, 2022|

Christoph Kershaw - Bedford High School  &  Melissa Giacobbe - Metea Valley High School Unfortunately, today we were woken up at 6:00, but by the end of the day our SEA group had acquired 15 gallons of popcorn, some insane whale experiences, and a first hand look at a [...]

A Day in the Life

2022-08-13T17:56:14-05:00July 29, 2022|

Graham McCarthy and Isa Roth Today's wakeup time was 8:00 and after breakfast we started our day with watch meetings. After meeting with our watches and doing our respective chores everyone gathered in Madden for oceanography. In oceanography we did a mock convention creating posters and writing articles supporting [...]

Heat Wave Subsiding!

2022-08-13T17:56:14-05:00July 28, 2022|

Leif Thesen and Calvin Chiu Today we woke up at our normal time, 8 am and had a wide variety of things for breakfast. It was the first cool night on campus, so everyone was well rested. After our watch meetings, we set off to our first class [...]

New Bedford Whaling Museum Day Out

2022-08-13T17:56:15-05:00July 28, 2022|

By Harper Greenfield Oakwood Secondary School and  Jimmy Shen Culver Academy  Today we had an early start to our day with a quick breakfast at the picnic tables. A bus promptly pulled up to campus, and we were taken down to the museum. The ride was around forty-five [...]

An Informative Day on Campus

2022-08-13T17:56:16-05:00July 26, 2022|

Anika Mootha – Greenhill School &  Caroline Mostofizadeh- Palo Alto High School Today we started the day off with Karen’s oceanography class where we covered chemical oceanography and participated in the Carbon Molecule Activity. During this activity, we took on the role of a carbon atom as it cycled through the [...]

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