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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

Embla Uleberg, B Watch, Norwegian University of Life Sciences


We are going into our second week here on the Seamans since we left Lyttelton. But it feels like we have been here for months! I have learned so much and been tested in various ways already.

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April 08, 2019

A Squally Day

Amy Mikolajczyk, C Watch, SUNY Maritime College


We’ve completed our first whole week at sea! And it was an 8 day week, since we also passed the International Date Line a couple days ago. We even had two Saturdays last weekend!

April 07, 2019

What a Day at Sea

Ally Nestler, C Watch, Warren Wilson College


Well today was field day, and for all of you who instantly thought of elementary school races and water balloon fights, think again!  Field day is a day of cleaning the whole ship (which we do every day) but more!

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Adrienne Tracy, A Watch, Colby College


Yesterday we left the Chatham Islands and our last sight of land for a while. We got to enjoy the calm seas in the port for a little while and we all got to sit up on deck and enjoy the sun! Some people even climbed up the foremast as we were leaving and got some great views of the islands.

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Ginny Svec, A Watch, Smith College


It’s the first April 6th here on the Robert C. Seamans! We will cross the international dateline and move back a day at one am our time tonight. I am a part of A watch here on ship, and today A watch had morning watch from 7 am to 1 pm and will have watch dawn watch at the time change, from 1 am tonight to 7 am tomorrow morning—the second April 6th!

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April 04, 2019

Life at Sea!

Josie Sullivan, C Watch, East Carolina University


We have now been at sea for four days! Everyone is starting to get in the swing of our watch schedules of 6 hours on and 12 hours off. Slowly but surely we are beginning to stop crashing into walls every second, hitting our heads everywhere we go, and learning how to not have everything spill off the rolling tables at meals.

Cecily Tye, B Watch, University of California at Berkeley


It’s our third day at sea! After the initial shock of getting used to the constant rolling waves, and the many subsequent donations made to Neptune in hopes of a safe voyage, it seems as though people are starting to get their sea legs.

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April 01, 2019


Ben Harden, Chief Scientist


Today, after a two-day weather-delay, the crew of SEA Semester Cruise S285 departed Lyttelton Harbor, New Zealand aboard the Sailing School Vessel Robert C Seamans.

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Spend a Semester at Sea

The students of SEA Semester class S-285, Oceans & Climate, have all arrived safely in New Zealand and are now settled in aboard their home for the next five-and-a-half weeks, the SSV Robert C. Seamans. Be sure to follow their voyage on this blog.

March 27, 2019

S-285: Oceans & Climate


The students of Class S-285, Oceans & Climate, join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Lyttelton, New Zealand on March 28th. The voyage ends in Papeete, Tahiti on May 4th, after port stops in the Chatham Islands and Raiatea.

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