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December 05, 2019

Return to the Sea

Jessie Sheldon, Colorado College

Spend a Semester at Sea

Ahoy! Jessie from C-watch here, writing from our on-board library which is back to its usual rocking and rolling since our departure from Napier this afternoon. The day began with a deck sweep for C-watch. One aspect of sea life I hadn’t thought about before this semester is that the accumulation of dirt is rather dependent on our greatest dirt source: land! Following the sweep, we had the morning off to head into Napier for last minute errands.


December 04, 2019

Back at Sea

Ella Cedarholm, Assistant Scientist

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Hello outside world! It’s Third Scientist Ella Cedarholm, class of S-278 alum and A Watch officer, here to offer a glimpse of life aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer on December 4, 2019. Our Wednesday began largely the same as any other - with breakfast and chores.


December 04, 2019

To Land and Back

George Edison, Vassar College

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Today was a day of celebration, as not one, but two shipmates had birthdays today, Jessie, and Jeff! We just rounded out the day, which was sunny and warm, with carrot cupcakes and a couple of rounds of Happy Birthday singing, including a Danish rendition by our resident Dane, Amelia.


December 03, 2019

Grapes in Peril

Natalie Greenbaum, UMass Amherst

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Hello bloggies!

Natalie here from C Watch. Today was a wonderful day. We had some free time this morning to explore the art deco-d streets of Napier and do some laundry (yay!). Later in the afternoon, we went a winery and learned all about the effects of climate change on the winery industry.


December 03, 2019

The Island Life

Daniel Karparis, University of Maine Orono

Study Abroad at Sea

Ahoy and land ho from Grenada! My name is Dan Karparis and I am currently a junior at the University of Maine in Orono, where it is most certainly not 29°C and sunny, sorry not sorry. I am currently writing this blog for December 3rd in the library of the SSV Corwith Cramer on December 4th at around 2100 (only eight hours after leaving the beautiful and friendly island of Grenada).


December 02, 2019

On Shore in Napier!

Rachel Clausen, B-Watch, Salisbury University

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After a restful night sleep at anchor my watch (B) and I arose at 0600 to a delicious breakfast of pancakes, bacon, and kiwi and to start to steer the boat into port! It was a pretty short drive as we anchored only about an hour and half trip away from where we were in port. It was an absolutely gorgeous morning and the ride over was super peaceful


December 02, 2019

Mandoo’s Friends

Courtney Dunham, Mount Holyoke College

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Greetings from C-289 in Grenada! We had an action-packed day going on a tour of the island! We started off our adventure with a stretching exercise led by Cody, our steward, in the marina parking lot. We then met our tour guide, Mandoo Seales, and boarded the air-conditioned van (emphasis on the air conditioning).


December 01, 2019

A Day of Necessities and Joy!

Ciara Olmstead, Mount Holyoke College

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Hi Folks! Greeting from the Corwith Cramer and Grenada. My name is Ciara Olmstead and I am a sophomore at Mount Holyoke College. I am on B Watch here on the ship, so I was not awake for our arrival in Grenada. I had been on watch from 1900 to 0100 the previous night, so I relished the opportunity to sleep in until 1030, a rare luxury.


December 01, 2019

Sådan en dag I December!

Amelia Ahring, B-watch, University of Copenhagen

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1st of December always marks the beginning of a countdown: to Christmas, to New Years, to the end of this decade (!) and this time, to the end of our time at sea, SEA, and with each other. That makes this year’s countdown feel a little more bittersweet than usual, as we have only a couple of weeks left.


November 30, 2019

Whale of a Time

Maia Anderson & Mathilde Tash, A-Watch, American University & University of Rhode Island

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What. A. Day. We had our first Field Day, but don’t be fooled by the title like we were. It’s a designated day of cleaning… everything. As A-Watchers, we had the pleasure of cleaning the galley. We scrubbed the galley from overhead to sole, but hey, we were able to listen to music for the first time in weeks.

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