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SEA Currents: Nov 2019

November 18, 2019

Sails Up, Engines Off!

Derek Fischer, University of Connecticut, Avery Point

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November 18, 2019

Voyage End: A Ship at Rest

Jason Quilter, Captain



Today, the SSV Corwith Cramer docked in Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI, completing the C-288 voyage from Woods Hole, Ma to the Caribbean.

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November 18, 2019

Settling Into St. Croix

Benjamin Kochan, Visiting Asst. Prof. Maritime Studies


Greetings from beautiful St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and thank you for reading the inaugural blog post for C-289 (the “C” stands for our ship, the Corwith Cramer, which will be our home for the 289th SEA Semester voyage).

November 17, 2019

Final Days

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist


Much has happened for the Corwith Cramer and her crew over the weekend.  We shifted anchorages to Rendezvous Bay, held final Oceanography Presentations and celebrated everyone’s creativity with a Cramer Art gallery.  That was Saturday!

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November 17, 2019


Mollie Ockene, Middlebury College


Day 4 consisted of an exciting, new, and breezy series of events. We started the day early, with a delicious breakfast made by our stewards before morning chores, getting into the routine of eating, cleaning, and taking care of the ship (our home for the month) together.

November 16, 2019

Last Day in Port

Rachel Clausen & Nicole Pollack, Salisbury University & Middlebury College

Spend a Semester at Sea

Hello from Nicole (A watch) and Rachel (B watch)!

We started day three early with our very first watch rotation: midnight-0100 for Nicole (with Mathilde and sailing intern Neil) and 0500-0600 for Rachel (with Sarah and 2nd scientist Emily). The watch before ours woke us up about ten minutes before we needed to be on deck.

November 15, 2019

Day #1 Aboard

Sarah Strand, Sewanee: University of the South


Hey everyone, Sarah Banks here.

We’re finally aboard the Robert C. Seamans, wahoOo!

November 15, 2019

Snorkel Survey and Water Grubs

Natalie Summers & Ollie Downes


From beach to asphalt to jungle, within ten minutes we conquered all these elements on our way to the old sugarcane mill. The rotting wooden steps that we needed to traverse the hillside were the final obstacle in our way until we reach the old, run down entrance of our destination.

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November 14, 2019

Arrival Day!

Chris Nolan, Captain


The intrepid students of SEA Semester S-289: Climate and Society have all arrived to SSV Robert C. Seamans in Auckland, New Zealand after completing shore components in Woods Hole, MA and the South Island of New Zealand.

November 13, 2019

St John, USVI’s Port Stop

Sarah Acker-Krzywicki, A watch


So uhhh, tonight we saw aliens.

Just as I was settling into a relaxing anchor watch after a long day of customs, ice cream, anchoring, swim calls, delicious views, and overly sunny and sweaty cuddle puddles, some more excitement peered around the corner.

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