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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

October 22, 2017

Cooking Success in Cramer’s New Galley!

Kim Reed, Steward

Ocean Exploration

Winning at Galley thus far (L-R): Emma, Anna, Sonia, Darcy, and Kim.

Ship's Log

Noon position
37° 11.2’N x 69° 34.4’W

Location Description
In the Sargasso Sea, about 300 nm east of Norfolk, VA.

174°, hove to at noon for science.

252.6 nm

Light winds from the East by South, waves

<1ft. Sunny skies with scattered clouds.

Sail Plan
Fore and main Stays’ls, and the main with a single reef.

Souls on Board

In addition to learning sailing and science here on the Corwith Cramer, we’re also making discoveries in the culinary arts! Since departing Woods Hole, I have been lucky enough to share the galley with Anna, Darcy, Emma, and Sonia, with meal highlights including salmon teriyaki, Thai veggie salad, and Cramer’s first bread underway (focaccia)! Cooking on board is like solving a big puzzle; what will taste good, how can we make the meal the most nourishing, and (most importantly) where are all the ingredients?!

Fortunately the assistant stewards thus far have proven to be champions at locating the secret ingredients, and are brimming with delicious ideas of what we should cook up next!

Today we crossed the Gulf Stream into balmy breezes. Team science hauled up a tiny squid in a Neuston net tow, and team engineering was able to spend some time aloft! We’re making pretty steady headway, geographically speaking, and we’re enjoying getting to know our new shipmates!

A very special thank you to everyone who helped create Cramer’s new galley and provision the ship (especially Laurie, Elliot, Abby, and Erik). With 2 convection ovens and a 6 burner stove, along with a refer and freezer which just today have stopped overflowing with food, we are set up for success!

Fair winds,

PS – Happy Birthdays to Lexa, Tory, Holly, and Pam (Carolyn’s mom)!! Lots of love to everyone back home, especially Nutthouse!

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Ocean Exploration, • Topics: c275  life at sea  study abroad • (1) Comments


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#1. Posted by Pamela Hanrahan on October 24, 2017

Great to get word that you are eating well…must mean you have your sea-legs by now. Thanks for the happy birthday mention in your blog. I love you Carolyn!



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