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December 12, 2019

Reefs, Rainbows, and Rendezvous: First Reef Survey Day in Montserrat

Caroline Caton, C Watch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

Finding Freedom at Sea

Kiernan Crough, College of the Atlantic


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

Big Waves, Little Moments, and a Bunch of Remixes

Lexi Wright, College of the Atlantic


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

Sea Adventures: Sour Cream or Yogurt?

Rebecca Hueckel, C Watch, Humboldt State University


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

The Day of a Sailor at SEA

Thomas Glanville, Tennessee Technical University


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

Fisherman Science!

Muriel Bingham, Stony Brook University


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

Science, Sea Legs, and Singalongs (Oh My!)

Izzy Slaymaker, Tufts University


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

Back at Sea

Ella Cedarholm, Assistant Scientist


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

The Island Life

Daniel Karparis, University of Maine Orono

Study Abroad at Sea

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

Mandoo’s Friends

Courtney Dunham, Mount Holyoke College


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).

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