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SEA Currents: Dec 2020

December 22, 2020

Goodnight Mama Cramer

Katie McKenna, A Watch, Williams College


During a recent watch meeting, Olivia, our assistant scientist, thoughtfully said, “Mama C can either rock you to sleep or throw you out of your bunk.”

December 20, 2020

Adjusting to the Cramer

Caroline O'Connor, C Watch, Columbia University


Our first morning anchored at the Dry Tortugas has been very busy.

December 19, 2020

Finding Kokomo

Megan Dear, C Watch, Mount Holyoke College


Since getting on the ship, I have kept a running list of every single song I have had stuck in my head.

December 18, 2020

Sign of the Gybes

Lena Albert, A Watch, Unity College


The last almost-month on the Cramer has definitely been one for the books.

December 17, 2020

“Be where your feet are”

Sylvia Sage Holland, A Watch, Wellesley College


This week has been literally filled with light: falling stars, lightning, bioluminescence, and the steadily increasing illumination of the menorah.

December 16, 2020

Bloodbath on the Cramer

Schuyler Luthy, C Watch, Colorado College


As we enter our final week at sea, a number of shipmates have been lost.

December 15, 2020

Ramblings of a wind whipped mind

Grace Evans, C Watch, Colorado College


Hello!! It’s been 22 days on board and my conclusion is that time travels unbelievably weirdly here.

December 14, 2020

Dawn Watch Brain

Sarah Hutchinson, B Watch, Dartmouth College


It’s one of the dark days.

December 13, 2020

What we’ve learned from setting the jib

Emma Stout, B Watch, Tufts University


Beneath where the lines and masts join to trace the moon’s crescent, we begin our work.

December 12, 2020

Reflections of a Seasick Sailor

Daniel Ethan Bernas Basa, A Watch, Eckerd College


“It’s like you’re afraid you’re going to die, and then you’re afraid that you won’t.”

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