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Blogs from the SSV Corwith Cramer


2023-01-25T12:11:47-05:00December 21, 2022|

Gaia Wilson, Mate in Training, B Watch Ship's Log Noon Position 17° 44.8 ‘N 64° 41. 9 ‘W Ship Heading (degrees) / Ship Speed (knots) Home / Alongside Taffrail Log (nm) 1532 Nautical Miles Weather / Wind / Sail Plan (from 1300 Watch Change) Wind East, Force 3. Seas, ExN 2 [...]

Land ho, Culebra!

2023-01-25T12:11:49-05:00December 18, 2022|

Sophia Sniffin, A Watch, Trinity College Ship's Log Noon Position 18 20.85' N 65 24.48'W Ship Heading (degrees) / Ship Speed (knots) 165/ 7 knots Taffrail Log (nm) 1469 Nautical Miles Weather / Wind / Sail Plan (from 1300 Watch Change) Motor sailing under the four lowers, winds ExS F5 Description [...]

School Work or Squall Work?

2023-01-25T12:11:49-05:00December 17, 2022|

Courtney "Beans (or Beenz?)" Boucher, B Watch, Deckhand Ship's Log Noon Position 19 20.18'N x 66 06.5'W Ship Heading (degrees) / Ship Speed (knots) 165°/ 5 knots Taffrail Log (nm) 1353 Weather / Wind / Sail Plan (from 1300 Watch Change) Sailing under the mainstays'l, forestays'l, and jib. Squalls recently passed, [...]

Junior Watch Officers and Goblins

2023-01-25T12:11:50-05:00December 16, 2022|

Grace, C Watch, Deckhand Ship's Log Noon Position 19°16.79’N x 65°48.17’W Ship Heading (degrees) / Ship Speed (knots) 350°/ 6 knots Taffrail Log (nm) 1230 Weather/Wind/Sail Plan 4/8ths cloud cover; Cumulus/Seas; SxW 4ft/Wind; NE force 4/Under the 4 lowers (Main, Mainstays’l, Forestays’l, Jib) Description of location 70nm N of Puerto Rico Souls [...]

B Watch being B Watch: A Day in the Life

2023-01-25T12:11:52-05:00December 15, 2022|

Elle Kallsen, B Watch, University of San Diego Ship's Log Noon Position 19°39.69’N X 65°51.14’W Ship Heading (degrees) / Ship Speed (knots) 010°/ 6.20 knots Taffrail Log (nm) 1158.2 Weather / Wind / Sail Plan (from 1300 Watch Change) Wind SE x E F3; Seas E x N <1 ft, 26 [...]

Crafting & Class

2023-01-25T12:11:52-05:00December 13, 2022|

Caroline Armour, C Watch, Middlebury College Ship's Log Noon Position 20 28.90'N x 66 55.4'W Ship Heading (degrees) / Ship Speed (knots) 0°/ 2.3 knots Taffrail Log (nm) 1102 Description of location Over the Puerto Rico Trench, again! Souls on Board All blogs from C-306 Ahoy! I'm [...]

Blogs from the SSV Robert C. Seamans

Final Blog from S306

2023-01-25T12:11:46-05:00December 23, 2022|

Jan Witting All good things do in fact come to an end, and so it is that our special voyage and class S306 arrived in Papeete this morning. The better the voyage, the harder the goodbyes – and these were very hard. Chances are that if you are reading [...]

Hello world, it’s Marley and Katie again

2023-01-25T12:11:48-05:00December 19, 2022|

Marley and Kate, Middlebury College Ship's Log Noon Position 16˚ 41.7’S, 143˚ 12.6’W Rhumb Run  27.5 nautical miles Taffrail Log 1816 nautical miles Bellies Full Souls on Board All blogs from S-306 Hello world, it’s Marley and Katie again. We started you off and we thought [...]

Happy Hanukkah

2023-01-25T12:11:48-05:00December 18, 2022|

Sophie "Supi" Vallas, 1st Assistant Scientist Ship's Log Wind/Weather/Sail Plan Hove too on a Starboard tack, with the fore and main stays'l set, outside Passe Ngarue Raroia. Souls on Board All blogs from S-306 Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate. Today was our last day [...]

Origins and Destinations

2023-01-25T12:11:51-05:00December 16, 2022|

Rose Edwards, B Watch then A Watch, Deckhand Ship's Log Noon Position 14o 4.5’ S x 141o 37.3’ W Ship Heading 200o psc Ship Speed 5 knots Taffrail Log 1683 nautical miles Weather / Wind / Sail Plan (from 1300 Watch Change) Winds are force 3-4 and ENE. Sails set: [...]

RCS Top 20 Count Down

2023-01-25T12:11:53-05:00December 13, 2022|

Spatch Patulak, A Watch, A Watch Ship's Log Noon Position 10 07.9’ S  139 55.2’W Ship Heading 185 psc Ship Speed 7.5 knots Taffrail Log 1335 nautical miles Weather / Wind / Sail Plan (from 1300 Watch Change) Wind NE F4, Seas 3ft Sailing Broad Reaching on a port tack [...]

Ua Huka

2023-01-25T12:11:53-05:00December 12, 2022|

Jan Witting, Chief Scientist Getting to the Marquesas Islands was hard. Leaving Rangiroa we knew winds would be contrary, but in this La Nina year they turned out to be stronger than usual making our landfall in Nuku Hiva all the sweeter after pounding into the Northeast swells [...]

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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