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November 28, 2019

Learning those Lines

Emily Klimczak, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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Today was a very early morning for A watch! We had the night shift, so we were watching over the ship from 1900-0100 (or 7 pm on Tuesday to 1 am on Wednesday). I was in the science lab for this watch. First we completed a 100-point count.


November 28, 2019

Amelia’s First Thanksgiving!

Sarah Strand, B-Watch, Sewanee: University of the South

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Robert C Seamans! As we sailed into the morning we knew it was going to be a great day given that for the very first time on our cruise the square sails, course and tops’l, were set! With the north winds at our backs these sails helped inch us closer and closer to our next port stop in Napier.


November 27, 2019

Setting Sail from St. Croix!

Jemma Dickson, College of the Atlantic

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On Monday we set sail from the Christiansted pier in St. Croix, USVI! The night before, we were all woken up every hour in pairs or triples to do a boat check so we could get in the habit of performing this critical task.


November 27, 2019

Deep End of the Pool

Jessie Sheldon, Colorado College

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Salutations from the sea and from your favorite salty south-bound sailors! Jessie from C-watch here, reporting on the many happenings aboard the Robert C Seamans.


November 27, 2019

Our First Squall!

Rikki Borkowski, Colgate University

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Welcome to our second day underway! We are currently on a course from St. Croix to Grenada, which should take about six or seven days. We are heading generally southeast, though the strong easterly winds prevent us from going directly towards our destination.


November 26, 2019

Rocking and Rolling

Rachel Clausen, Salisbury University

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Hello everyone on land! This is Rachel J. Today started off pretty rocky as I was shaken awake at 0100 by some big swells. They sent everything flying: me, my stuff, and even fish (two flying fish jumped up on board during dawn watch). I eventually was able to get back to sleep, only to be awoken a few hours later at 0600 for morning watch.


November 26, 2019

Elsaesser Fellow Jonathan Harris Concluding Research along Gulf Coast

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As his research draws to a close, Jonathan Harris, C-112, winner of the 2019 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship, has posted additional coastal photographs and information on his project website, “Pirates, Blockades and Commerce: an expedition to explore the maritime history, fortifications, and lighthouses of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.”

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November 26, 2019

Sailing upon the Caribbean Sea with the Mighty Class C-289

Greg Wisener, Captain

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Ahoy Dear Reader! We find ourselves in fine weather a day’s sail south of the Virgin Islands and already immersed in a glorious world of oceanic wonders! On Monday, we sailed along the north coast of St. Croix under topsail and staysails as the sun sank below the horizon.


November 25, 2019

550 Meters Down

Maia Anderson, American University

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Well hello there, land people! You’ve guessed it. It’s me, Maia. Today A watch woke up at 0600 for breakfast to start the day off with morning watch (0700-1300). After a not so good night of sleep from a lot of rocking, my mood was quickly turned around when I realized I was in lab!


November 25, 2019

SEA Semester Leads to Successful Legal Career

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
Work Hard, Get the Job Done, Be Yourself: Jeanne Grasso
USCG Proceedings Magazine
Pioneers & Prodigies edition

Leading maritime lawyer Jeanne Grasso, W-83, credits SEA Semester for influencing her successful legal career.

“When the readers of this edition of Proceedings realize Jeanne Grasso is a lawyer, they will have to fight the urge to flip past and dismiss her as not a ‘real’ mariner. No, Grasso did not graduate from a maritime academy. Nor has she been in command of a ship, but her love affair with all things maritime led her to become one of the United States’ premier maritime lawyers….

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