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Blogs from the SSV Corwith Cramer

Good Morning

2023-10-30T13:12:32-05:00October 28, 2023|

Author: Riley, B Watch Ship's Log Saturday, 28 October, 2023Noon Position: 33°02.47’N  X  071°13.98’WShip Heading (degrees): 302°Ship Speed: 4 knotsLog: 1963 nmWeather / Wind / Sail Plan (from 1300 Watch Change): Warm weather and sailing until we no longer could and we had to motor. Withforce 4 winds coming from [...]

Stu Stu Day in the Sargasso Sea

2023-10-30T12:51:35-05:00October 27, 2023|

Author: Lily K., C Watch Ship's Log  Friday, October, 27 2023Ship Heading: 320°pscShip Speed: 6.5knLog: 1883nmWeather / Wind / Sail Plan: Partial cloudy, wind force 5 out of NNE, sailing under all 5 lower sailsDescription of location: Sargasso Sea Today was a rather irregular day aboard the [...]

Another Beautiful Day in Heavy Weather

2023-10-30T12:30:24-05:00October 26, 2023|

Author: Cade W., C Watch Ship's Log Thursday, October, 26, 2023Partially cloudy, Force 6-7 wind, Sailing under the staysails and the main on a starboard tackSargasso Sea It's hard to encapsulate a day on the Cramer because everyone's day isalways so different, but I will describe [...]

Bermuda Arrival

2023-10-25T12:35:32-05:00October 25, 2023|

Author: Emma H., A Watch Ship's Log Tuesday, October 24, 2023Log: 1540 nmWeather: Spotty squalls, strong wind, warm water and ice cream.Description of location: St. George's Bay, Bermuda After a challenging week of sailing through intense weather, it was soexciting when we heard Whistler say "Land [...]

Underway Once Again

2023-10-30T12:31:38-05:00October 25, 2023|

Author: Ian R., A Watch Ship's Log Wednesday, October 25, 2023Noon Position: Lat: 32°10.7’N and Long: 064°52.1’WShip Heading: 225°Ship Speed: 6.5 kLog: 1570 nm Weather: Today is sunny with a chance of some showers. We have a steady force 7 atour backs, and it is looking like a beautiful day to [...]

Secret Secchi Dish Mission

2023-10-23T13:49:46-05:00October 20, 2023|

Author: Liam M., B Watch Ship's Log Friday, 20th October, 2023 Noon Position: 36 deg 26.1' N x 063 deg 48.7' WShip Heading (degrees): 195Ship Speed (knots): 5.3 knotsLog (nm): 1175 steering 195Weather / Wind / Sail Plan (from 1300 Watch Change):  Light and variablewinds build to BF 4 and [...]

Blogs from the SSV Robert C. Seamans

Dawn Watch Delirium

2023-12-05T13:22:36-05:00December 4, 2023|

Author: Nick Graves, Cornell University Ship's Log 4 December 2023Current Position: 39°36.028’ S, 177° 37.635’ EShip’s Heading & Speed: 048° true, 3.5 knotsWeather: Cloudy (8/8) and windy Dear Outside World,I feel like I have lived many lifetimes in the past 24 hours. I started offthe day [...]

So Many Salps!!

2023-12-05T12:53:38-05:00December 3, 2023|

Author: Olivia Harris, Colorado College Ship's Log 3 December 2023Current Position: 39°29.658’ S, 178° 36.310’ EShip’s Heading & Speed: 220° (true) and about 6 KtsWeather: Cloudy (8/8 cloud cover) and drizzling Hello from Offshore Hakurangi!Now that we have gone through a few watch cycles, I have [...]

The Gift of the Sea

2023-12-05T12:22:35-05:00December 2, 2023|

Author: Ship's Log 2 December 2023Current Position: 37 45.016'S x 179 31.698'EShip's Heading & Speed: 179?  degrees true at 4.1 knotsWeather: Partly Cloudy but the sun came out, shined through the end afternoon watch and came out for sunset! Hello from sea!This morning at 0100 A [...]

Sailing into December!

2023-12-05T09:54:47-05:00December 1, 2023|

Author: Aly Gallagher, Claremont McKenna Colleg Ship's Log 1 December 2023Current Position: 36? 33.2'S x 179 45.0'EShip's Heading & Speed: Course 080, Log 513.3, Knots 5.3Weather:  Started off the day with calm winds that progressively built throughout the day. Robert C Seamans and her crew sailed into [...]

Sights, Sails, and Shipmates

2023-11-30T11:09:42-05:00November 30, 2023|

Author: Jenna Lilly, Teaching Assistant Ship's Log 30 November 2023Position at 1800: 36 02.112S x 177 26.197EShip's Heading & Speed: course 085, 1136 RPMWeather: wind SW F2, seas WSW 1ft, clouds 8/8 stratocumulus and altocumulus, 17? C, 1015.2mb Dear land-lubbing family and friends,Here we are: motorsailing [...]

Back to sailing to Napier, but on a very clean ship!

2023-11-30T11:03:24-05:00November 29, 2023|

Author: Cricket Cannell, Dartmouth College Ship's Log Wednesday, 29 November 2023Current Position: 35° 58.475’ S x 175° 32.309’ EShip’s Heading & Speed: 100.2° true at 4 knots.Weather: Beautiful clear blue skies. Kia Ora from the Hauraki Gulf! This morning the Bobby C. awoke in a calm [...]

Blogs from the SEA Campus

Good times at SEA

2023-01-25T12:27:53-05:00August 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)

2023-01-26T13:17:49-05:00August 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

2023-01-26T11:19:57-05:00July 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!

2023-01-26T11:19:09-05:00July 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

2023-01-26T13:16:24-05:00July 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

2023-01-26T13:22:28-05:00July 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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