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June 03, 2014

C253 Web Blog - 03 June 2014


So we’ve been officially underway for a full day and night now, and we’re all started to get settled into swing of things!  It’s definitely a different experience being out on the rolling ocean and applying all the things we’re learning in real-time. There’s a lot of terminology and information to know and process, but getting the hang of things is turning out to be a rewarding experience!

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June 02, 2014

C253 Web Blog - 02 June 2014

Mo Howard


Hey everyone we’re sailing!!! Since we left good old Woods Hole’s dockside yesterday afternoon, we have been flooded with tons of new sailing, science and safety terminology. We have learned so many new and important bits of information about our new home for the next month that some of us do “knot” even know what to do with our selves! But it’s great because we all are in the same boat learning and helping each other out every step of the way. After we had great anchor watches we all settled down into our comfy new bunks last night.

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June 01, 2014

C253 Web Blog - 01 June 2014

Audrey Meyer, Chief Scientist


Having completed their brief shore component at SEA’s campus in Woods Hole, the student crew of C253 boarded the SSV Corwith Cramer at 1400 this afternoon. After an initial round of orientations, we departed Dyer’s Dock at 1700 and headed over to Martha’s Vineyard.

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May 29, 2014

C253 Web Blog - 29 May 2014

The students of C-253, Transatlantic Crossing, will join the Corwith Cramer on Monday, June 2nd. Their voyage will end around Saturday, June 28th, in Cork, Ireland.

May 16, 2014

C252 Web Blog - 16 May 2014

Jennica Deely & Laura Mahoney

Precursory note: Today’s blog has been brought to you by a group fondly known as the “other others,” or more commonly known on land as Jennica Deely, Marketing Coordinator, and Laura Mahoney, Admissions Counselor.

Despite our passion for SEA’s mission of exploration, understanding, and stewardship of the oceans, after nearly five months at SEA, neither of us had been properly introduced to the matriarch of SEA Semester, Mama Cramer. With that, we were sent packing to Bermuda over two weeks ago with nothing but unbridled enthusiasm and only a theoretical idea of what to expect.

May 14, 2014

C252 Web Blog - 14 May 2014

Torey Bowser, University of Maine


Once upon a time in a land far far away from Bermuda there was a group of young adventurers….

Today we went to the New York Aquarium on Coney Island. We heard a talk about the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Seascape project, and their work with sharks and eels. We were treated to a behind the scenes look at the exhibits that are currently on display. Unfortunately much of the aquarium is still under repair from Hurricane Sandy.

May 14, 2014

C252 Web Blog - 14 May 2014

Gracie Ballou, University of Vermont, Burlington


Here were are docked in New York City, more than 1600 nautical miles away from our starting location in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I’’m sure the previous blogs have made it clear, but it has been an incredible journey through and through. Up until the very end my experience on Mama Cramer has been exceptional (thankful it’s not quite over).

May 13, 2014

C252 Web Blog - 13 May 2014

Zack Bourgault, UMass Dartmouth


It’s our last full day sailing and the surrounding sea is giving a fitting farewell. Morning watch began with a large swell, soaking several of us. It wasn’’t until this point that I realized foul weather gear may be a good idea for the 6 hours ahead of me. The temperature has also dropped consistently. I’’ve started wearing pants for the first time in the four week trip. It is weather like this that makes me eager to land in New York.

May 12, 2014

C252 Web Blog - 12 May 2014

Luke Gervase, B-watch, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry


Before I start this blog entry, I have to give a very big thank you too all of my shipmates who allowed me to experience my graduation today. Although it may have not been with all of my friends ashore, my makeshift graduation ceremony will never be forgotten. All of you guys really out did yourselves; I truly love my “diploma”.

May 11, 2014

C252 Web Blog - 11 May 2014

Allison Work, Whitman College


As I scroll through previous blog posts, I see yesterday’s blog already started some Mother’s Day shoutouts. But given the number of requests I had from shipmates all morning who knew I was writing today’s blog (and who

also, ahem, reminded me today is Mother’s Day), I can’’t let my post go without giving a ginormous shoutout to all the mothers of all the sailors aboard Mama Cramer. Happy Mother’s Day to all! Lots of good thoughts and love are flying toward you all from the North Atlantic Ocean.

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