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Blogs from the SSV Corwith Cramer

T minus 2 days!

2022-11-28T11:42:59-05:00November 23, 2022|

Gwynne Hayes, Mount Holyoke College It’s our second to last day on St. Croix! We started off the day with chia seed pudding, fruit and meetings with Ben about our logbooks and takeaways from the class. When not meeting with Ben, some of us lounged by the pool while [...]

The Not-so-Secret (But Undoubtedly Magical) Garden

2022-11-28T11:51:34-05:00November 22, 2022|

Blake Lyons, SUNY ESF Today was as lovely and relaxing a day as anyone could hope for and we greeted the morning as any sane person would, with a visit to the St. George Village Botanical Gardens! The gardens contain over 1,000 varieties of plants and [...]

Show and Taste: A St. Croix Explosion of Flavor!

2022-11-28T17:02:52-05:00November 20, 2022|

Sophia Sniffin, Trinity College Hello to all who are reading this! We are nearing our last few days of our on shore St.Croix component. Today was Saturday and here on the island that means off to the Farmers Market! After breakfast we packed in the van and [...]

A Turtle-y Awesome Day!

2022-11-21T13:14:53-05:00November 19, 2022|

Anna Merrifield, Wesleyan University Hello from St. Croix! Wow, I feel a bit daunted to write about this particular day, as it seems impossible to describe today’s experience in words! I guess I’ll start from the beginning. At 0800, a beautiful rainbow greeted us to a delicious breakfast of oatmeal, [...]

Tiny Trunkfish, Oil Refineries, and Existential Crises

2022-11-18T09:37:10-05:00November 18, 2022|

Andre Lai, UC San Diego The serene azure waves off the coast of Frederiksted gently lapped against the ivory hull of the Cramer as our van pulled into the seaside town this morning to spend our invaluable hours of free time. It was a thrill to physically see [...]

Arrival and training

2022-11-16T17:38:43-05:00November 16, 2022|

Captain Chris Nolan Cramer has arrived in St Croix after an excellent professional training cruise from Rockland to the Virgin Islands. Today, we anchored in Fredericksted, on the west end of St Croix, and continued with our ships maintenance and training. Retired Coast Guard Chief Boatswain Mate Josh [...]

Blogs from the SSV Robert C. Seamans

Closing Perspective

2022-11-14T12:14:49-05:00November 12, 2022|

Sarah Kingston, Chief Scientist Ship's Log Noon Position17° 32.171’ S, 149° 34.138’ WShip Heading & SpeedAlongsideTaffrail Log4756 Nautical Miles (FINAL!)Description of locationAlongside Quai de Peche in Pape`ete, Tahiti, French PolynesiaSouls on BoardAll blogs from S-305 “It’s only an island if you look at it from the water.”-Chief Brody, [...]

Fare Hape, Papeno’o Valley, Tahiti

2022-11-28T16:54:13-05:00November 11, 2022|

Claremont McKenna College 200 bug bites and counting… I’m writing you from the kitchen, my brand newish Thomas Rhett special edition brook trout Chacos propped up on a chair, stomach absolutely stuffed with breadfruit fries, a Polynesian cover of Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus playing in the background. [...]

After the Gale

2022-11-14T11:46:59-05:00November 11, 2022|

All is well aboard the Cramer after a couple days of heavy weather as we continue our transit towards the U.S. Virgin Islands. During the period in which the wind waned after the gale, we were able to test-set all fore-and-aft sails, including the Jib Topsail, Jib, Fore Staysail, Main [...]

Hello World, It’s Us 

2022-11-22T16:16:57-05:00November 10, 2022|

Marley Kehew, Macalester College and Katie Waters, Middlebury College  Ship's Log Hello world, it’s Marley and Katie. We’re here to tell all listening ears about our first day in Tahiti, which begins (as Katie’s journal reminds us) with this sentiment: “We are here. What the actual heck?!”  [...]

Turning 21 at sea!

2022-11-14T12:07:47-05:00November 9, 2022|

Brighton, B Watch, University of San Diego Ship's Log Noon Position 16o31.4' S x 151o45.2' W Ship Heading & Speed Anchored Taffrail Log 4575 Nautical Miles Weather / Wind / Sail Plan Calm force 1 wind coming from the East, calm sea state with clouds covering 6/8 of the sky. Description [...]

Close to the end in Raiatea

2022-11-09T16:53:43-05:00November 8, 2022|

Lexi Valachovic, C-Watch, Cornell University Ship's Log Ship Heading & Speed Anchored Taffrail Log 4540 Nautical Miles Weather / Wind / Sail Plan Wind: SSE @ Force 4, Sea: SxE @ 2 feet, motor sailed all day with the sun shining brightly! Description of location Anchored today in 84 feet [...]

Blogs from the SEA Campus

Cloudy Day at Woodneck Beach

2022-08-13T17:56:17-05:00July 25, 2022|

Natalie Aluwihare Today we woke up at our normal time and had a whole bunch of things for breakfast. After our watch meetings, we set off to our first class of the day, Oceans & Society. We learned about the different types of sailing methods and different types [...]

Field Trip Day!

2022-08-13T17:56:18-05:00July 22, 2022|

Macy Brigham-Hill -- Sidwell Friends School &  Edward Iannuzzi-Sucich – Storm King School Today we woke up bright and early (at 6:45am!!) to go on a field trip to visit Woods Hole and tour the Vineyard Sound on the Zephyr. After a short breakfast, we drove [...]

A Humid Day on the Cape

2022-08-13T17:56:19-05:00July 21, 2022|

Marina Loewen – Lord Byng Secondary School & Miles Gabriele-Burke St. Francis School We started today off with a walk to the knob. It’s a little dike with a point at the end where you can view of the ocean. There was a really nice wind that took [...]

SEA’s Cape day one!!

2022-08-13T17:56:20-05:00July 20, 2022|

Ella McCarthy- Belmont High School  &  Sophie Buckley- SSSAS This morning we were awakened by our lovely RAs at 8:00 am. We then had breakfast and began our chores. Everyone is separated into four different watches and each watch is assigned a different task. These tasks include cleaning the common [...]

Whale Watching and Plymouth

2022-08-13T17:58:43-05:00July 11, 2022|

Gage Webber, Newton North Highschool Today was quite eventful. I started the day with an early wakeup, some breakfast, and preparing my lunch for the whale watch. After a long bus ride with many bumps, we all made it to the dock where we boarded the boat and [...]

A Day In The Life Of An Oceanographer

2022-08-13T17:56:21-05:00July 8, 2022|

Sydney Brant, Winston Preparatory School, Norwalk, CT and Harper Fortgang, Proof School, San Francisco, CA In our morning Oceans and Society class, we discussed the environmental and societal impact of the lobster industry. Every year, hundreds of Right Whales are fatally entangled in lobster trap rope. As a [...]

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