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Blogs from the SSV Corwith Cramer

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 [...]

Dawn Watch

2023-10-25T12:23:47-05:00October 20, 2023|

Author: Tessa G., B Watch Ship's Log When I was woken up by Sophie for dawn watch my first thought was, already?Having just fallen asleep after a lot of rolling around my bunk it wasalready time for Bravo Watch to take over the deck. Once Johnny [...]

Good Times Aboard Cramer

2023-10-19T16:45:53-05:00October 19, 2023|

Author: Cole J., A Watch Ship's Log Tuesday October 17 2023Noon Position: Lat: 42deg 05.17 N  x Long: 64deg 16.56 WShip Heading: 180degShip Speed: 7.5 ktsLog: 803.9NMWeather: windy and cold, chance of rain / Wind: 16ktsDescription of location: South Of Nova Scotia When someone asks you [...]

Blogs from the SSV Robert C. Seamans

No Rest on Field Day

2024-07-01T14:57:59-05:00July 1, 2024|

Author: Piper Browne (she/they), A Watch, Emerson College Ship's Log Saturday, 29 June 2024 Position at Noon: 20 deg 28.9' S, 160 deg 59.9' W Ship Heading (degrees): 310 deg Ship Speed (knots): 1.5 kn Log (nm):  854.5 Weather / Wind: Sunny, 4-6 ft swells, Beaufort Force 4 Description of [...]

A Great Looking Island

2024-07-01T14:35:04-05:00July 1, 2024|

Author: Hunter Choudhry, A Watch, University of Washington Ship's Log Friday, 28 June 2024 Position at Sunset: 21'13.6'S, 160'04.6'W Ship Heading (degrees): 300 Ship Speed (knots): 3.6kn Log (nm):  774.5 Weather / Wind: Sunny, calm Seas, Beaufort Force 2 Description of location: North of Rarotonga Being [...]

Rarotonga so elusive!

2024-07-01T14:30:18-05:00July 1, 2024|

Author: Beth Mendenhall, Policy Faculty Ship's Log Thursday, 27 June 2024 Noon Position (Lat and Long): 21 deg 13.962'S x 159 deg 50.329'W Ship Heading (degrees):  N/A Ship Speed (knots):  drifting Log (nm): 705.0 Weather / Wind: Squally but bright and warm Description of Location: Hove to off of Rarotonga, [...]

Sailing with the Stars

2024-07-01T13:21:43-05:00July 1, 2024|

Author: Nena Esquivel, C Watch, Eckerd College Ship's Log Wednesday, 26 June 2024 Position at Sunset: 21'03.078'S, 158'23.085'W Ship Heading: 135 Degrees Ship Speed (knots): 7.5 Log (nm): 607.0 Weather / Wind: Cloud cover, surrounding rain clouds, Beaufort Force 5 Description of location: A day away from Rarotonga [...]

Readily Flying into the Unknown

2024-07-01T11:12:33-05:00July 1, 2024|

Author: Natalia Sawicka A Watch, Boston University Ship's Log Position at Sunset (Lat and Long): 20 deg 16.0' S x 155 deg 42' W Ship Heading (degrees): 215 deg Ship Speed (knots): 7 knots Log (nm):  442.1 nm Weather, Wind // Sail Plan: Partly cloudy and warm, with 20 knots [...]

What’s your scale today?

2024-07-01T09:48:45-05:00July 1, 2024|

Author: Papang Ruckpanich, C Watch, NYU Ship's Log Monday, 24 June 2024 Position at Sunset: 19'12.1'S, 153'32.3'W Ship Heading: 230 Degrees Ship Speed (knots): 7.5 Log (nm): 298.4 Weather / Wind: Great wind, partly cloudy (we set sails today!) Description of location: On the way from Papeete to Rarotonga [...]

Blogs from the SEA Campus

A Day of Learning

2023-01-25T11:39:38-05:00July 7, 2022|

Lucy Carver - Ida B. Wells High School,  OR Sophie Banks - Needham High School, MA We started our day with an interesting geological oceanography lecture with Dr. Ellie. We discussed the continental margin, island formation processes, formation of atolls, weathering vs erosion, rock and mineral composition, and [...]

Penikese Island and Pirates

2023-01-26T13:15:59-05:00July 6, 2022|

Kat Solomon,  Columbia High School, South Orange, NJ and Oona Spaeth, Hastings High School, Hastings on Hudson, NY Today the second group traveled to Penikese Island. We learned about the history of the island which included a quarantine area for immigrants with leprosy, a school for troubled boys, and now, a [...]

Bens game x Penikese Island

2023-01-26T13:22:34-05:00July 5, 2022|

Sophie Higham - Amherst Regional High School;  Noble De Marco - Swarthmore College; Cate Soergel - International School of Basel (CH) Ben’s Roleplay Pirate Game Today, those who stayed on campus from Penikese island had a full schedule of ocean’s and societies class. Professor Ben lightened the gloomy weather [...]

Fourth of July Blog

2023-01-26T13:18:34-05:00July 4, 2022|

By Carys McGtrory from Rye Neck High School and Anjeli Savajol from Awty International School This morning we had an oceans in society course in which we learned about an introduction to Piracy, and its origins. We went into depth about the severit of the Trans [...]

An Adventure at the Whaling Museum

2023-01-26T13:22:18-05:00June 30, 2022|

Hadley Levcnson - Trinity School & Luka Magder - Harriton High School We took our first field trip today and visited the New Bedford Whaling Museum. We took a guided tour of the multi-story museum and learned about the history of the whaling industry in New England ports. We examined [...]

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