SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
This voyage is over, but we’ll always be shipmates
Noon Position (Lat and Long)
18° 27.1’ N x 66° 06.2’ W
Ship Heading (degrees)
Description of location
Anchored in San Juan harbor, Puerto Rico
We sailed into San Juan harbor last night just around sunset past the impressive fortifications of El Morro, the 400 year old fort sometimes referred to as the Gibraltar of the Caribbean, and dropped anchor for our final evening aboard. With the boat at anchor we shared an all-hands supper, a “swizzle” gathering to celebrate our safe passage, and there was time for quiet discussion or relaxation on a stable deck! Many participants were up on deck early this morning sitting quietly with cups of tea and coffee. After breakfast on deck of homemade granola, fruit, homemade biscuits, eggs and bacon we rolled into discussion about a variety of topics including risk management, safety, medical preparations, and heavy weather conditions. We also talked about curricula, cruise tracks, shore activities, research opportunities, credit transfer, and other academic and logistical topics. The diverse background and expertise of participants from many disciplines and institutions all over the USA as well as Caribbean representatives from the Univ. of Puerto Rico and St. Georges Univ. in Grenada made for a lively conversation. These Colleague Voyages serve not only as site visits to inform faculty and staff from sending institutions about our programs, but also as critical input to SEA from our academic colleagues that help us continually improve our programs. We thank each participant for the time and effort you gave to make C-256A a successful voyage.