SEA Currents: Caribbean Reef Expedition
December 12, 2019
Hello, friends! My name is Caroline and I am from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Today, I get to tell the tale of our first day of snorkel adventures in Montserrat! After an eventful morning of chore duty, C Watch loaded into the small boats (we helped build the “Station Wagon” yesterday!) and headed out to Rendezvous Bay at 1030.
December 11, 2019
T’was the night before reef day, and all through the boat, not a creature was stirring, not even a goat. A few hours earlier, we had anchored at Little Bay, Montserrat and now Kersten, Jamie, and I stood anchor watch from 2230 till 0100.
December 11, 2019
Hello from Montserrat! My name is Lexi Wright and I’m a junior at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. It has been a wild few days here on the Cramer! We spent all of Monday circumnavigating Montserrat and Redonda, where we experienced choppy seas and high winds.
December 08, 2019
Hello outside world!
This morning we were treated to a light drizzle, which was a very welcomed relief from the heat already bearing down on the deck in these early hours.
December 07, 2019
My day started with an evening watch from 1900 yesterday to 0100 today. After that, I spent some time hanging out on deck and was asleep by 0130ish. While on the ship, sleep has come pretty easy. My bunk is in the main salon, in the upper corner by the engine room. It can get hot, but not too bad
December 06, 2019
Captain’s Log: Day 642………..Just kidding it’s student blog time! Hi friends and family! We are still underway on route to Montserrat. This leg will be about the same duration as the first from St. Croix to Grenada because of a couple exclusive economic zones (EEZs) that complicate our scientific observations.
December 05, 2019
Ahoy readers! Welcome back to another exciting installment of the C-289 blog! Yesterday was our first full day underway after our Grenada port stop. With all the Mama Mia we’ve been singing, the phrase that comes to mind is “here we go again.”
December 04, 2019
Hello outside world! It’s Third Scientist Ella Cedarholm, class of S-278 alum and A Watch officer, here to offer a glimpse of life aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer on December 4, 2019. Our Wednesday began largely the same as any other - with breakfast and chores.
December 03, 2019
Ahoy and land ho from Grenada! My name is Dan Karparis and I am currently a junior at the University of Maine in Orono, where it is most certainly not 29°C and sunny, sorry not sorry. I am currently writing this blog for December 3rd in the library of the SSV Corwith Cramer on December 4th at around 2100 (only eight hours after leaving the beautiful and friendly island of Grenada).
December 02, 2019
Greetings from C-289 in Grenada! We had an action-packed day going on a tour of the island! We started off our adventure with a stretching exercise led by Cody, our steward, in the marina parking lot. We then met our tour guide, Mandoo Seales, and boarded the air-conditioned van (emphasis on the air conditioning).