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


SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

July 31, 2021

Not so Endless Horizons

Emily Matthews, A Watch, Washington and Lee University

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endless horizon
      a view for days, months, and weeks
this only I seek

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July 30, 2021

Toes in the sand

Nathan Miller, B Watch, Franklin and Marshall College

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Today was our relaxed full day anchored at Point Reyes. We’ve all had extra time to relax and reflect, our duties on watch consisting mostly of brief anchor checks, boat checks, and weather logging.

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Tadhg McKay, A Watch, Boston University

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LAC high has mostly worn off. Crew morale was probably the highest it has been all trip. It was a lot of fun seeing people covertly bustling about to make their secret sailor gifts, with some being more tight-lipped about who they had, and others enlisting the help of their friends for information and whatnot.

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Duncan Jackson, Third Scientist

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July 27, 2021

Just an Ordinary Tuesday

Haylie Schwarzenbach, B Watch/ Hawai'i Pacific University

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Happy Tuesday (likely now Wednesday, maybe even later) to all of our avid readers! Today was a day like most, filled with watch, class, food, and classwork (as you might imagine). Today, I had afternoon watch, which meant a long night’s sleep after an eventful evening watch last night.

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July 26, 2021

Musings from Dawn Watch

Caleb Rosen, Teaching Assistant/Deckhand

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Happy Local Apparent Boxing Day!


Alexia Wagner, A Watch/ Roger Williams University

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Today is Local Apparent Christmaka! A watch had dawn watch this morning, and night watch tonight, so it was extremely temping to sleep through the whole day, but I’m so glad I didn’t. I am so grateful for the group that we have on this ship and the effort they put into arranging this holiday with very limited resources after the decision to have a Christmas in July was suggested only a few days ago.

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Sophia Garms, A Watch, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

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It was the night before (Local Apparent) Christmas and all the ship, not a sailor was snoring, not even a bit.

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July 23, 2021

A Day on the Seamans

Noah Rixom, A Watch, East Tennessee State University

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Today started as many other do. I was lying awake in my bunk when my fellow watch mate, Kelly stopped by to make sure I was awake and ready to attend today’s watch meeting.


July 22, 2021

Type Two Fun

Kelly Morgan, A Watch, University of California, Berkeley

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We have turned east, rounding the upper curve of our grand circle through the North Pacific Gyre.

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