Ready for an adventure with a purpose? Request info »
  • Search SEA Semester, Summer and High School Programs
  • View SEA Semester campus visit calendar
SEA Currents Blog

SEA Currents: Atlantic Odyssey

October 16, 2020

Thankful for Thankless Work

Logan Stouse, B Watch, Pomona College


Life on the deck of the Cramer involves a lot of what some might call thankless tasks. Today, as we tacked around the end of Martha’s Vineyard, we had to strike the two stays’ls very quickly. B Watch, along with some miscellaneous folks that happened to be on deck, was confronted with a blur of muscle work

October 15, 2020

Offshore for Shore

Aidan Young, A Watch


Hello to everyone reading this blog. It’s been a long, beautiful 24 hours on the Cramer. Just about a day ago I was settling into a beautiful Evening Watch—1900 to 0100. On lookout and the helm, I got a pretty excellent view of a full night sky.

October 14, 2020

A cornucopia of marine life

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist


Today was special, and most onboard would say, that is an understatement. Of course memories are short.  The day started off a bit rough.  We were motor-sailing in some rolly, confused seas.  The galley lost a bunch of eggs in one of those rolls and first sitting breakfast ‘only’ had bagels, fruit and bacon to start the day.

October 13, 2020

Into the Piloting Practice Waters

Craig Marin, Assistant Professor of Maritime Studies


On our fourth day in program we are taking advantage of our proximity to shore to work our way up into a protected anchorage that should look very familiar to students (at least as they gaze at the chart in the pilot house). This river and its entrance were key elements in one of their piloting exercises on shore. Now they can see how the channel, the landmarks, and the navigational aids look in person.

October 12, 2020

A Tale of Two Watches

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist


What a difference a day can make.  That saying comes to mind as I reflect upon the past 24 hrs while comfortably sipping my afternoon tea as students prepare for a swim call.  That most certainly was not the scene onboard Cramer just 12 hours ago when salt spray was lashing across the deck in the middle of the night and students were bundled up in their foul weather gear!

October 11, 2020

Welcome Aboard!!

Sean Bercaw, Captain, Visiting Assistant Professor of Nautical Science


This afternoon, faculty and crew welcomed 24 new students to the SSV Corwith Cramer, their new home for the next six weeks.

October 11, 2020

A Busy Day on the Corwith Cramer!

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist


Another busy day aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer!  The new crew have really taken to their new home and have spent the day diligently learning more about their responsibilities during various emergency scenarios:  M.O. B (Man Over Board), Fire and Emergency, and Abandon Ship.  But I am getting ahead of myself.

October 06, 2020

C-294, Atlantic Odyssey & Ocean Exploration


Gap year students and university undergraduates enrolled in SEA Semester Class C-294, Atlantic Odyssey and Ocean Exploration, join the SSV Corwith Cramer in Woods Hole on Oct. 11 for a nearly six-week passage to Key West, Florida, where they arrive Nov. 18. There are no scheduled port stops.

November 18, 2019

Voyage End: A Ship at Rest

Jason Quilter, Captain



Today, the SSV Corwith Cramer docked in Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI, completing the C-288 voyage from Woods Hole, Ma to the Caribbean.

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Atlantic Odyssey, • Topics: c289  gap year ocean  sailing • (0) CommentsPermalink

November 17, 2019

Final Days

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist


Much has happened for the Corwith Cramer and her crew over the weekend.  We shifted anchorages to Rendezvous Bay, held final Oceanography Presentations and celebrated everyone’s creativity with a Cramer Art gallery.  That was Saturday!

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Atlantic Odyssey, • Topics: c288  gap year  caribbean. • (1) CommentsPermalink

Page 4 of 8 pages ‹ First  < 2 3 4 5 6 >  Last ›