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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
May 16, 2019
40°58.1’ N x 71°37.7’W
Course & Speed
030°, 6.2 knots
Blue skies; partly cloudy
We were awoken by the calming voice of Giovanni Vigilante at 0030. After scrambling our way into the usual five layers of clothing, topped off by our foul weather gear and trusty harnesses, we headed up to the deck to join the rest of B watch and begin the Dawn Watch. The first two hours were dark and overcast, and it was raining on and off. The winds were variable, so our crew had to adjust the sails multiple times and ultimately
turn on the engine to help us make way. Things started to look up around 0400—we ate midrats (midshift rations found below deck), sipped hot coffee, and enjoyed the reflection of the moon on the calm sea as the skies cleared. Emily took advantage of her time doing a boat check to make coffee and bring some to Mayzie at the helm, providing much needed warmth. It wasn’t too long before we witnessed our first sunrise at sea! It was unlike any sunrise we’ve ever seen. With no land in sight, the undisturbed horizon was slowly illuminated by the glowing, pink sun. Sunny blue skies made for a happy end of watch as we approached our destination: the Block Island Wind Farm. We studied this Wind Farm in our Benton Oceanography class, so we are all very excited to witness it firsthand. At 0700, we hurried down to the main salon where our hot breakfast was waiting.
- Mayzie Potton and Emily Cope, B Watch, Colgate University