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March 04, 2020

A Shift

Megan Frey, 2nd Mate


Two nights ago I did not sleep well.  Around 0230, I first awoke to the sound of the port jib sheet winch being cranked away on, we were gybing.  I could feel the heel of the boat increase and then I heard light rain hit the deck.  I lay there thinking about our arrival to Dominica and the excitement of coming up on deck in a few hours and seeing land, smelling land, hearing land.

March 03, 2020

C-290 Cruise Track 2.0: Jeff Schell’s All Inclusive, Exclusive, Visual Tour of the Caribbean!

Kaylie Williams, C Watch, Beloit College


Hi everyone!

It has been quite a day aboard the Corwith Cramer! (Hopefully) As most of the parents and friends back home know, today the Cramer crew received the news that the remainder of our port stops have been cancelled due to more corona virus outbreaks in the Caribbean region.

March 03, 2020

Making Little Homes

Norah Storniolo, A Watch, Harvard


Hello Friends and Family!

I am writing to you from my small home of a bunk, on the port side of the main salon.

March 02, 2020

Way Back to Bequia: a Retrospective

Oscar Zahner, C Watch, University of Washington


It’s taken a little while for me to get around to writing this because I’ve spent what I’m pretty certain has been the last 48 hours counting sargassum in the lab. That’s not an exact number because time moves differently on this boat where days are 18 hours long instead of 24 and those hours really drag on when you’re separating Fluitans III from Natans VIII over the lab sink. But that’s not a bad thing.

March 01, 2020

Close Quarters

Greta Nelson, B watch, Vassar College


I woke up this morning after one of those rare nights with nine hours of sleep, and peered out of bunk. Looking through the crack of my burgundy curtains, I saw the familiar scene of the main salon.

February 29, 2020

Here, there, and everywhere

Zoya Mohsin, Cornell University


Writing my blog on leap day is something quite special. Leap day serves as a humble reminder that time is truly a human construction, and we tend to mess up. With all the left over minutes and hours from years past, we conveniently have 24 hours to create a very special leap day.

February 27, 2020

Bequia: The Island of the Cloud

Biz Wallace, A Watch/3rd Mate


Today marks our first full day in Bequia! We took the small boat in from our anchorage for our field trip to the Bequia Maritime Museum. Boatbuilding, whaling, and fishing have been the predominant industries on this island for generations so it was a great introduction to the island.

February 26, 2020

Which Way? Bequia!

Jessica Brewer, A-Watch (Awesome Watch), University of New England


Today we finally arrived in Bequia! It may have only been two days since we left Grenada, but as MJ mentioned in her blog 24 hours can seem like a lifetime on the ship.

February 25, 2020

Underway to Bequia

Ela Keegan, A watch, College of the Atlantic


After leaving from Grenada yesterday it has been a little shuffle returning to the routine of the ship, remembering that we do need to sleep during the day, and to keep our shoes in our bunks. In terms of the 25th Feb I am lucky enough (or perhaps silly enough) to admit that A watch has had the pleasure of being awake for most of it.

February 24, 2020

Growing Back our Sea Legs

Annaleena Vaher, C-Watch, College of the Atlantic


There was a fair amount of excitement in the air this morning as everyone got up to the deck to check whether we are still anchored or already on our way. Today we are setting the sails to depart Grenada and head north towards St. Vincent and the Grenadines, to our next port stop – Bequia.

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