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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

Christian Watson, University of Indianapolis

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Context: Often when I think about past disasters I categorize them as sort of “old news” since most of these incidents occurred outside of my lifetime. Montserrat is unique in that it has experienced deadly levels of volcanic activity within the last few decades. The Soufriere Hills Volcano which covers most of the southern portion of the island went through periods of intense activity through the 1990s and 2000s.


December 10, 2018

Two Weeks Before the Mast

Lauren Zike, Web & Print Coordinator, S-184

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As an alum of SEA Semester from more years ago than I’d like to admit, I’m passionate about the value of the experience. I’m part of the Admissions & Marketing team for Sea Education Association and my role focuses on maintaining the website, creating print materials, posting to social media and managing the digital marketing.


December 09, 2018

Avoid the Fire Coral!

Sharil Deleon, University of Rhode Island

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Wakeups for Echo at 7 am, I think, but my alarm clock always knows when to wake me up, aka A watch. Eyes are open and at this point, I am surrounded in my cozy bunk, wondering what’s outside my curtains


Lindsay Moon, Syracuse University

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Following our morning rain shower, the clouds cleared to reveal a stunning view of Jurassic Park.  It may not have actually been Jurassic Park, but the island of Montserrat bears a striking resemblance to the fantasy island.


December 07, 2018

Bunk Love

Rose Edwards, Sailing Intern, College of the Atlantic '18

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During a cruise with SEA Semester, there are many truly amazing things that happen and (for some reason) they always get all the attention on the blog. So this blog post is about a mundane comfort on the ship that is hardly ever mentioned. The title requires an explanation.


December 06, 2018

New Routines and Rhythms

Laura Blum, Middlebury College

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When I was a young girl, I used to feel lonely when I woke up in the middle of the night.  Night was a time to be sleeping, and I would spend hours trying to force sleep to come even when it couldn’t - counting the minutes and hours impatiently.  But here on the boat, we are asked to be up at odd hours.


December 04, 2018

The Sea and History

Benjamin Kochan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Maritime Studies

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Compared to a typical college classroom, teaching maritime studies at sea presents some unique challenges. Time is particularly precious aboard the

Corwith Cramer: while she is underway, one third of students are standing watch at any given moment.


Mahalia Dryak, Reed College

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I really can’t believe it is December. Growing up in Wisconsin I got used to snow and negative temperatures in the winter. Going to school in Oregon I got used to chilly rain. But I have never experienced a December with clear blue skies (minus the squalls) and temperatures fit for shorts and tank tops.


Ryanne Murray, Eckerd College

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This morning we anchored in Tobago Cays and prepared for our first survey off the Cramer. The area that we decided to survey is in a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Eager to get in the water after a couple of days at sea we all shuttled into the small boats and headed towards the reef.


November 29, 2018

At sea, it’s a lifestyle

Hannah Stevens, Smith College

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Hello Friends!

Today was filled with sails and science! At 1300 the Cramer, having logged 85.5 nautical miles, was positioned at about 11˚26.8’N x 61˚37.9’W.  Wind and waves came from ESE and wind speeds were about 7-10 knots.  The sky was filled with altocumulus clouds but on deck it was pretty hot with a temperature of 30˚C.


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