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November 27, 2019

Our First Squall!

Rikki Borkowski, Colgate University

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Welcome to our second day underway! We are currently on a course from St. Croix to Grenada, which should take about six or seven days. We are heading generally southeast, though the strong easterly winds prevent us from going directly towards our destination.


November 26, 2019

Rocking and Rolling

Rachel Clausen, Salisbury University

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Hello everyone on land! This is Rachel J. Today started off pretty rocky as I was shaken awake at 0100 by some big swells. They sent everything flying: me, my stuff, and even fish (two flying fish jumped up on board during dawn watch). I eventually was able to get back to sleep, only to be awoken a few hours later at 0600 for morning watch.


November 26, 2019

Elsaesser Fellow Jonathan Harris Concluding Research along Gulf Coast

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As his research draws to a close, Jonathan Harris, C-112, winner of the 2019 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship, has posted additional coastal photographs and information on his project website, “Pirates, Blockades and Commerce: an expedition to explore the maritime history, fortifications, and lighthouses of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.”

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November 26, 2019

Sailing upon the Caribbean Sea with the Mighty Class C-289

Greg Wisener, Captain

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Ahoy Dear Reader! We find ourselves in fine weather a day’s sail south of the Virgin Islands and already immersed in a glorious world of oceanic wonders! On Monday, we sailed along the north coast of St. Croix under topsail and staysails as the sun sank below the horizon.


November 25, 2019

550 Meters Down

Maia Anderson, American University

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Well hello there, land people! You’ve guessed it. It’s me, Maia. Today A watch woke up at 0600 for breakfast to start the day off with morning watch (0700-1300). After a not so good night of sleep from a lot of rocking, my mood was quickly turned around when I realized I was in lab!


November 25, 2019

SEA Semester Leads to Successful Legal Career

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SEA Semester in the NEWS
Work Hard, Get the Job Done, Be Yourself: Jeanne Grasso
USCG Proceedings Magazine
Pioneers & Prodigies edition

Leading maritime lawyer Jeanne Grasso, W-83, credits SEA Semester for influencing her successful legal career.

“When the readers of this edition of Proceedings realize Jeanne Grasso is a lawyer, they will have to fight the urge to flip past and dismiss her as not a ‘real’ mariner. No, Grasso did not graduate from a maritime academy. Nor has she been in command of a ship, but her love affair with all things maritime led her to become one of the United States’ premier maritime lawyers….

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November 24, 2019

Take it Step by Step

Mujahed Aghbar, Methodist University

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This is Mujahed (Muj) from Methodist University, B watch. I have had a challenging day today as I took part of two watches starting at 1 am to 7 am and another from 7 pm to 1 am. I have also washed the most dishes in my life, so far, during one of my watches.

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November 24, 2019

Cleaning and Dancing and Singing

Liz Harris, Missouri State University

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Hi everyone! I am Liz Harris, a junior studying wildlife biology at Missouri State University (GO BEARS!).  I hope those back home can see how much fun we are having here in St. Croix from the blogs and, if not, I promise it is a lot.

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November 23, 2019

Change Is in the Air Перемены в воздухе. (По-русски сразу под абзацем)

Valeriia Vakhitova, Middlebury College

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Hi! My name is Valeriia and I am a Russian (Vladivostok) student from Middlebury College. Since Vermont is land-locked, applying for SEA semester was exciting! I haven’t felt bored for a second during this program. In this blog, I will write in both English and Russian, as I would love for my mom to understand it too.


November 23, 2019

Calm Cats and Vocal Locals: a Diverse Day in St. Croix

Julian Scent, College of the Atlantic

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Howdy, my name’s Julian. I’m part of the C-289 class like almost everybody else who’s will write on this blog in the next couple months. I’m a senior at College of the Atlantic, and I’m originally from Georgia. So, let me tell y’all about last Wednesday.


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