SEA Currents: SEA Expedition
July 22, 2018
Greetings from the Corwith Cramer!
SEA Expedition Session I has arrived safely in Boston! We were lucky to find many family members waiving excitedly as we emerged from the thick fog.
July 19, 2018
Good Morning! Thursday got off to a great start with beautiful weather and hash browns and sausage for breakfast. B Watch completed a busy morning watch, including working on projects, setting the JT sail, and sailing towards Stellwagon Bank (a marine preserve.) We left the open ocean and saw many other boats for the first time in days. Soon the shores of Cape Cod were visible, and for a bit we sailed along them using no motor.
July 18, 2018
Last night, both C and A watch endured some scattered thunderstorms with lightening, fog and rough seas. However it cleared up around 0500, and the crew’s spirits remained high. Although we were experiencing these rough conditions, we all had fun wearing our foul weather gear, and the dolphins from our bow.
July 17, 2018
Ahoy to whom it may concern!
We awoke at 0300 for our dawn watch and witnessed a glorious, yet distant thunderstorm under a starry sky. We then witnessed a majestic sunrise under which we continued to celebrate our glorious line chase victory. The line chase is a relay where we test our knowledge of the ships lines.
July 15, 2018
Ahoy Land Lovers!
The crew of the Corwith Cramer woke up to a delicious breakfast of blueberries and breakfast sandwiches, composed of fried eggs, bacon and other toppings. In the morning, C watch took the helm from 0700-1100 after A watch’s dawn shift from 0300-0700.
July 14, 2018
The crew woke up to a delicious breakfast of hash browns, cereal, eggs, and strawberries. Soon after, most of the students began to take their watches, do chores, or take a nice nap.
July 13, 2018
Day four here on the SSV Corwith Cramer. Today we finally left anchor, and are taking on the open ocean! A relatively relaxing day here, filled with sunny skies and a gentle breeze from the south-east. After a fantastic breakfast of cheesy grits and a spread of fruit, we embarked on our daily watches and learned all about Neuston Booms with J-bear (our first scientist).
July 10, 2018
Good evening all!
After leaving the dock, the afternoon progressed nicely from stowing dock lines to retrieving the rescue boat and, after some explaining from many a person in a blue polo, we set the fore and main staysails as we motor-sailed Southeast along Marthas Vineyard.
July 09, 2018
Students currently aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer are enrolled in one of Sea Education Association’s high school summer programs, Sea Expedition. Sea Expedition is a field-based program in which students participate in every aspect of an offshore sailing and oceanographic voyage.