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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

May 25, 2020

Underway Again

Anna Wietelmann, Assistant Scientist

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May 22, 2020

Numbers from our Trip

Cassie Sleeper, Mate


We’ve MADE IT!!  We are tied up to the dock in downtown Honolulu and I got to command the vessel when docking which was quite fun and INTIMIDATING.  We arrived Monday and had Tuesday off to relax and re-connect with the outside world and family/friends before starting to get ready for our next leg.

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Ella Cedarholm, Assistant Scientist,


These days, our global demand for science is apparent. We sit on the edge of our seat awaiting the results of the newest coronavirus treatments, relying heavily on scientists working worldwide to provide hope for our future. This is the short-game - we’re in the weeds and need a solution yesterday.

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Cassie Sleeper, Mate


Today is officially 30 days since we left New Zealand! One of the ways we know that it’s been 30 days is all of the music we had downloaded on our phones from Spotify has expired (a heavy sigh was heard around the ship)

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April 30, 2020

A Year in Four Weeks

Kylie Wiegel, Steward

SEA Semester

Once on the boat, the concept of time seems to slip away from all of us. Days don’t make sense. Recalling events and approximating how long ago they happened takes effort. This trip, we decided to take advantage of that. As previously written by the lovely Sonia, we experienced an Easter-ween celebration taking part in both Easter and Halloween festivities.

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April 23, 2020

Sailing under the JT

Tristan Feldman, Mate


After sailing onboard the Seamans, you begin to collect information. For example the sails begin to take on a life with their history and repairs.

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April 21, 2020

Center of our Snow Globe

Helen Dufel, Assistant Scientist, B-Watch


Hello friends and family! It has been 15 days without a speck of land in sight! While the ocean constantly changes shades and temperaments it is hard to tell one patch of ocean from the next. I could almost convince myself that we have stayed in the same place if I never glanced at the chart with our cruise track that is rapidly streaking northeast across the South Pacific.

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April 16, 2020

Fast and Adjective *****

Kate Enright, Mate


****Note:  to happily poke fun at the absurd nature of nautical language, and also to give readers at home a fun activity, this blog post is in “Mad Libs” form. Please fill in the numbered blanks with the parts of speech included in the blanks.

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April 13, 2020

Date Lines and Fish Tales

Sonia Pollock, Sonia Pollock, A-Watch, Assistant Engineer


Hello Robert C. Seamans fans, friends, and family! We’ve had a pretty dreamy start to our voyage, with strong favorable winds allowing us to sail fast and put more than 1,000 nautical miles behind us. The weather has been getting warmer each day and now in the afternoon, off-watch crewmembers can often be found whittling, reading, and playing music on deck in the sunshine.

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Sabrina Hutchinson, Deckhand


Time flies when you’re sailing along at 8 knots! We were finally able to turn off the engine after nearly 24 hours underway, it feels so much better to just be harnessing the power of the wind. This is the first time I’ve stood watch in over three years and I am having an absolute blast.

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