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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

February 04, 2017

Ashore in St John, USVI

Lisa Gilbert, Chief Scientist, Williams-Mystic

SEA Semester

Williams-Mystic S17 at morning class on St. John. C watch at the end of the Pin Chase: Mackenzie, Paul (UPS), Natalie (Williams), Muriel (UPenn), and Maggie (St Lawrence).

Ship's Log

18° 22’N x 064° 44’W

St. John, USVI

Good afternoon from the SSV Corwith Cramer. This morning Williams-Mystic S17 went ashore in St John, U.S. Virgin Islands.  As the sun rose, we took the small boat ashore to gather on an empty beach for class and snorkeling. Prof. Mike Nishizaki and I discussed the geography, geology, conservation, and reef ecology of St John. Next, TA Hannah Whalen reviewed snorkeling safety.  Students put their notebooks down, and then paired up to explore the reef a few steps away.  As we swam, pelicans dove for small fish. We paused for our own snack on the beach and then had some time to walk, run, or just sit and draw.

Soon after arriving back on Corwith Cramer, we set sail and departed St John.  Students were busy helping and also reviewing the ship's lines for today's Pin Chase.  The Pin Chase is a friendly competition between watches, but each watch takes pride in displaying their knowledge of the lines.  It was very close. but ultimately C watch was triumphant.  The entire class showed an impressive grasp of the lines and proved themselves worthy of more responsibility aboard. 

Now we're enjoying a beautiful afternoon sailing. 

Until next time,

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