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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
May 02, 2021
33 º29.1’ N, 76 º59.5W
Weather / Wind / Sail Plan
Wind Force 3 at SSW, less than 1ft swell, Jib, Forestays’l, Mainstays’l, Mains’l, Tops’l, Raffee on a broad reach Description of location: ocean [blue/gray], 52 nm from Cape Fear, South Carolina
Today was my assistant steward/Galley day, I worked with Katey and Will (the two stewards) aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer. I got up at 0515 and began making breakfast with Katey to make breakfast burritos, and then we took a one-hour nap before we had to make 1000 snack, which was peach cobbler with homemade whip cream. After snack we began the long process into making PROPER biscuits and gravy, we made around 70 large biscuits and enough gravy for a small village (both regular and vegetarian). It was thoroughly enjoyed, largely by me. We served it with beans, broccoli, and other extra stuff I did not eat, it was only biscuits and gravy for me.
After lunch at 1415, it was field day – which is a misleading name, we just deep cleaned the entire boat. A-watch’s responsibility is to gut the galley, bring everything movable up on deck, and scrub it clean. We had a fire line to get all items up onto the deck and then back down, it was much faster than the previous field day. During field day we once again saw large cargo ships, which are impressive even from a distance.
After field day, Dr. Jeff Schell (Chief Scientist) along with Lab hand James helped Ryan O’Hara and I to dissect an adult flying fish that errantly landed on the boat two nights before. It was a very cool dissection, and I was able to skin it, and take one of its ‘wings’ (pectoral fins). The dissection was very educational and offered a great hands-on experience towards our projects. I am very grateful to have the opportunity.
Once the fish dissection was over, I had to rush down to help with dinner, which was veggie/meat burgers – with all the toppings I could muster. When dinner was over I as rewarded by Will and Katey with a large 20oz mug of chocolate milk (the latter being in short supply); a long-missed staple in my diet. I used cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and almond milk. I also used two different whisks, 3 spoons, a large mixing bowl, and a mug. I am currently still drinking it. Once galley day was over, I stood watch for sunset and operatically sang cloud types, which serenaded the whole boat from bow to stern. Now I am writing this blog.
Poetry of the day:
Today has been fun
It’s a beaufort force one
- Laurens Vermeulen, A-WATCH, University of Central Florida