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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
Muscongus Bay, Saint George River, Maine - After making our way north to Maine, we anchored at Muscongus Bay Monday evening. Through the night, we kept short anchor watches, which meant we also were able to catch some extra sleep.
Williams-Mystic F18 enjoyed warm temperatures, calm seas and light winds for the first part of our offshore field seminar, but as we head north the air is getting a little chillier and the wind is expected to pick up a bit. With 15 knot winds expected, the students learned to reef the mainsail during our afternoon nautical class. After reefing, more jackets and hats came out, and it’s starting to feel like fall.
Williams-Mystic F18 has quickly adjusted to shipboard life and the rhythm of standing watch, classes, meals, and sleeping. For example, today “A Watch” had the morning watch. The morning watch included a science Super Station dedicated to collecting water and data from the surface down to the seafloor of southern George’s Bank.
At anchor, Menemsha Bight, Martha’s Vineyard.
The Williams-Mystic F18 class left Mystic, CT Sunday morning and boarded the SSV Corwith Cramer in busy Woods Hole, MA Sunday just before lunch. After some orientation from the ship’s professional crew, we cast off our dock lines and headed for an overnight anchorage in quiet Menemsha Bight, Martha’s Vineyard.
We are slowly approaching the end of our voyage LL. As of now, we plan on anchoring tonight, ending our continuous voyage sailing at sea.
We’ve reached the second Sunday of our voyage on C279, but have a few more sailing days to go until reaching our final destination in Woods Hole. The weather last night was squally and the students had the chance to see one of our least-set sails, the storm trysail, in action. Thankfully, the squalls abated by morning into a beautiful, sunny day.
At a crisp 06:20 in the morning Alondra and I awoke to the sweet chiming of the breakfast bell. As we struggled to exit our bunks, the sleep in our eyes began to fade, and with each bite of the sticky warm banana bread, we became more and more ready for the watch that was to come.
Greetings from the highest of seas! At the unfortunate hour of 0600 B-watch was jostled from their sweet dreams of riding off into the sunset aboard newly saddled whales to stand watch in the sweltering heat for 6 hours.
Wind- healthy breeze
Hello friends and family!
Today, C watch was woken up at the tender time of 6:00, with the scents of breakfast sandwiches wafting through the lower deck. We were motor sailing from the Continental Shelf to the canyons, at a speed of 4.1 knots, over raging waves of 4-5 feet.