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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

November 10, 2018


Emma Hayward, B Watch, Sailing Intern


Upon the Corwith Cramer, community is key. There are twenty-nine of us aboard, each one equally responsible for the health, happiness, and general well-being of the others.  One must always stow their gear neatly, brush their hair on deck, and bid their thanks to the day’s dish-doer.

November 09, 2018

Grey Skies and New Hats

Adrienne Wilbur, 2nd Mate

Early November. At home frosts and cold rains, deer wandering down to the beach to eat seaweed if snow in the mountains covers their usual browse. Grey skies, and seas. Grey days.

I feel extra at home on the Corwith Cramer today as overcast skies and periodic squalls bring that early November southeast Alaska feel to the tropical Atlantic, albeit 50 degrees warmer.

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November 08, 2018

When in Doubt, Label

Tyler Barron, Sailing Intern


For most people, I would argue that it’s not everyday one interacts with a space in which everything is in its right place and put there in a specific way. The gravity of this noticing may feel a bit heavier in light of my current living patterns (which may not be the tidiest or most organized), however, it’s become quite evident that nautical life consists of and necessitates certain relationships with the objects (especially the massive one you are living on and riding across the ocean) by which you are surrounded.

Paula Angel, A Watch, Universidad de los Andes


Hi everyone!

I am happy to have the opportunity to write again for the blog. We have had beautiful days as we officially are sailing in tropical waters and getting closer and closer to the Caribbean.

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Steve Kielar, 2nd Assistant Scientist


It all started at midnight… with an hour left on evening watch (1900-0100), B-Watch, including: Christina, Steven, Bella and Seiji (Students) Becca (Chief Mate) and Emma and Tyler (Sailing interns), were getting ready to turn things over to the ever steady C-Watch.

October 31, 2018


Isabella Andersson, B-watch, Hawaii Pacific University


Hi friends and family and Happy Halloween!

Today has been an eventful day filled with various Halloween events such as trick or treating, pumpkin carving, face painting and a costume contest. The science department also performed some Halloween themed experiments which was highly appreciated by the rest of the crew (might have been because of the involvement of m&m’s, but the experiment was pretty cool too).

Maddie Hurtgen, A Watch, Hamilton College


Hello to all friends, family, and blog followers,

Spirits are high today as we have finally crossed into the tropics! Warm layers have been shed, and it is officially sunscreen season. We have also shifted phases into the Shadow Watch Officer phase.

Alex Puza, A-watch, Colorado College

Midafternoon on the Corwith Cramer

The great Corwith Cramer Pin Rail chase for class C-282 commenced under a beautiful blue sky dotted with fluffy little cumulus clouds. A calm breeze from the NNE at a force of 4, and seas of 4 feet from the NxW made for the prefect condition to chase lines.

October 25, 2018

Science at Sea!

Cori Shooter, C-Watch

Study Abroad

This morning C-watch was woken bright and early for morning watch. Some tasty breakfast burritos brightened our morning as we prepared for an eventful watch. Sails were set and struck, morning chores completed, hourly boat checks and weather observations conducted, and a lucky few learned how to use a sextant for the first time.

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October 24, 2018

A day on the Corwith Cramer

Paula Angel, A Watch, Universidad de los Andes


Hello family and friends of C-282 crew!

Today we had a beautiful day with calm winds and sea. My watch had the pleasure to see a stunning sunrise this morning during dawn watch (0100-0700) after a pretty busy watch. We did some science processing alkalinity, pH, Chlorophyll-a, and microplastics for a water sample from a surface station.

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