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Current position of the SSV Corwith Cramer. Click on the vessel to view position history. Use the layer tools, top right, to change the map style or to view data layers. Dates and times use GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

Kerren Matthews, Colorado College, C Watch


It was a dark and stormy night on the Corwith Cramer as C Watch slid out of their bunks at 0030 on October 31st, 2020.

October 30, 2020

Every Year a Trip South

Sophie “Süpi” Vallas, C watch, 2nd Assistant Scientist


It is currently my third year doing the trip south, each one has been to a different destination with a different crew, different set of students and different adventures. I only planned on going on the first trip south two years ago but have somehow managed to be on everyone since.

October 30, 2020

The Bermuda Triangle

Alexis Clements, C watch


As we prepare for Halloween, what better place to be but venturing into the Bermuda Triangle, a small portion of the vast ocean that captures many peoples amazement with all of the mysteries it holds.

October 28, 2020

Clouds and stuff

Max Rait, B watch, Michigan State University


I woke up this morning at around 9:30 and took a shower, which I thoroughly enjoyed after a few days of sweating in the hot sun and in the galley. I then went up on deck and walked straight to the doghouse, where I scrolled around on the GPS computer to check how far we had gone overnight.

Claire Gabel, C Watch, Mount Holyoke College


As anyone on this ship could tell you, time passes in a peculiar way aboard the Corwith Cramer. Perhaps it is because of our rotating watch schedule of 6 hours on and 12 hours off, but by nightfall, that morning’s sunrise always feels like days away.

October 26, 2020

The Gales Blew Through

Campbell Uyeki, B Watch, Rice University


As I’m sitting here in the library typing this up, Megan and I can see the waves crashing over the port hole. The waves today have been so intense that they’ve been crashing over the deck, and quite a few unlucky individuals have been soaked, including Raechel, Becca and Ethan. It has been quite a watch.

Sean S. Bercaw, Captain


Gulf Stream ho!!

Last evening we sailed into the Gulf Stream and entered a current flowing briskly to the East at better than 3-knots.

Sara Tennant, B Watch, Northeastern University


As fun as life on the Corwith Cramer is, it’s definitely an adjustment compared to life on shore.  Of course, in the distant time of about three weeks ago, we were given plenty of advice for living at sea: Bring warm, waterproof clothes.

October 23, 2020

Grateful to be Sailing

Emily Dailey, Third Scientist


The last two weeks on the Corwith Cramer have been a whirlwind. For the first time in many months, we have students! In some ways, this feels foreign; the last six months aboard have consisted of professional crew transits, weird transitory maintenance periods, and a full haul-out shipyard period. So while the Corwith Cramer has never been empty, she hasn’t felt like the sailing school vessel that she is.

October 22, 2020

Engineering Spotlight

Raechel Zeller, B watch, Middlebury College


Last night as B watch sailed to 1 am through a thick and very damp fog, another member of the crew was up with us-flitting around corners and in and out of the engine room like the ghost of late-night boat checks.

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