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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

February 03, 2019

Chasing lines and going ashore


Above: Members of A and B watches cheering their classmates on during the line chase. Below: Williams-Mystic S19 students enjoying a dip in the tropical waters off St. John.

Ship's Log

Ship’s Position
North of St. Croix

After sailing through the day on Friday, the SSV Corwith Cramer anchored in Francis Bay off the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, during the late afternoon. During nautical science class, students then got their chance to demonstrate how well they knew the ship's lines via a relay race called the "Line Chase." Teams comprised of the three watches competed side-by-side against one another, as one person at a time went to find an assigned line. B-Watch, composed of Chris from Clark University, Samuel from the University of Rhode Island, Hayden from Williams College, Phoebe from Smith College, Em from Vassar College,  Henry from Williams College, and Kathryn S17 from Millersville University, came in first place; however A-Watch and C-Watch were not far behind. To the exultation of the students, the entire crew then got to enjoy a "Sierra Charlie" (swim call) in the beautiful azure waters of Francis Bay.

Annaberg Sugar plantation.  There they observed the ruins of the sugar mill and boiling house, and had class on the connections between Caribbean slavery and industrialization.  It was packed day.  Upon return to the ship, all hands pitched in to get the Corwith Cramer and her crew ready for sea again.

The students have also been busy analyzing data from the three science superstations that were conducted, as well as three seafloor sediment grabs. The poster session looms, and all are busy determining what their data tells us about the waters through which we have been sailing.  We can't wait to learn all about the waters we've sailed through from our classmates!

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#1. Posted by Sandy Young on February 14, 2019

Jacob Cooper
It is a pleasure to watch this trip of a lifetime with you. It sounds so exciting and you are learning so much. I will show Lucas today. Keep learning. Hugs and yes it’s still cold here.



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