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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

June 12, 2015

21 and (about) 21 days to Ireland!

Ethan Fletcher, B-Watch, University of Vermont

Transatlantic Crossing

On the Main Halyard in the fog with the whole crew!

Ship's Log

Noon Position
44° 37.4’N x 51° 47.0’W

Ship Heading
105° PSC

Ship Speed
8 knots

Taffrail Log
952.8 nm

Weather / Wind / Sail Plan
Fog / SW / Sailing under the reefed Main, Tops’l, and Lowers

Description of location
On Grand Bank

Marine Mammals Observed last 24hrs
3 Dolphins!

Sargassum Observed last 24hrs

Souls on Board

The final 21st birthday in B Watch was today! Despite the cold, wet, and fog it was a wonderful day on the Cramer to celebrate the big two one with Nolan and Darcy. Brittany and the galley crew deserve all the credit for filling
the day with incredible food. The chocolate cake made by Brittany had the perfect icing to cake ratio. Pie has and always will be my favorite desert but out of all the cake I have ever had this was some of the best! Other highlights from today include some spooky fog and the sweet sounds of the fog horn, dolphins that came by to visit in the morning (they made my day much brighter), the whole crew on the main halyard when we worked to
reef the main, a very competitive class featuring high stakes Pictionary, fog facts, the successful science station 013-HC, and being on Grand Bank which is less than 100m deep!

This great adventure continues as we keep an eye out for bergs in iceberg alley and prepare to reach the 1000 nm taffrail log mark tonight!


Messages in a bottle:

*I’m alive! And having an amazing birthday, the only way it could be better is if you were all here. Dad and Mr. Maarten, you would love it! And Mom, you would hate it! Say howdy to everybody for me. Love you all! -Ethan

*Congratulations on your graduation, Rachel Greenough! We did have cake, although it might have had something to do with Ethan’s birthday, as well. Too many people thinking of you to name, you are well-loved on this
ship. –Jdubs

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Transatlantic Crossing, • Topics: c260  sailing • (1) Comments


Leave a public comment for students and crew to read when they reach their next port and have access to the internet!

#1. Posted by Ethan Flethcher on June 16, 2015

Just read your birthday blog. Great to hear from you and so glad you are having a great time. Yes, I wish I was there too, it sounds like an amazing experience. I just gave Mom a call and told her your post was up today.
We love you!! Happy sailing!



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