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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

August 07, 2019

Last Day of Sailing

Caroline Johnson and Jackson Bryant


Above: Enjoying ice cream in the saloon of the SSV Corwith Cramer; below: students go aloft!

Ship's Log

Current Position

Course & Speed
Heading to Jewel Island, Sailing 7 Knots

Sail Plan
Arriving in Jewel Island Tomorrow, and Sailing Through the Night

Cloudy with some wind, rain and waves

Ship’s crew

We woke up well rested on the Corwith Cramer, after just finishing a night of hourly anchor watches. A yummy breakfast of over-easy eggs, bacon and potatoes was waiting for us on the table in the main saloon, and then B watch took control of the boat for the next 6 hours. During their watch they set sail from our anchorage point, with four of the sails up, the Main Sail, Main Stay Sail, Fore Stay Sail, and the Jib. B watch also launched a neuston net and CTD in science, and processed the PH and Chl-a from their samples! We had a great time sailing on B watch, while C watch had a watch meeting filled with a fun game of draw the sentence.

At 0100, C watch took control of the ship, sailing and taking part in the science lab, and at 1430 we had class, preparing us to finalize our oceanography projects for the upcoming presentations. Our projects will consist of thoughtful analysis of the varying super stations we visited during our time sailing around the northeastern shelf, in the Gulf of Maine. We will compare oceanographic and ecological dynamics of the NE Shelf with Stellwagen Bank, George’s Bank, Jeffrey’s Ledge. We will be analyzing data such as varying currents, temperatures, mega fauna, sediment, biomass, and diversity. These projects will then be presented to the class tomorrow night as we wrap up our scientific discoveries on the Cramer.

After class everyone began working on their projects, and was treated to a snack of chips and salsa while analyzing. After project work began to slow, the winds kicked up, with a bit of rain and thunder, a 6 on the Beaufort Scale. Many brave students put on their foul weather gear and enjoyed the storm from on deck, and it quickly calmed in about 45 minutes. Dinner was chicken curry with wild rice, made by Jackson and it was delicious. After dinner, A watch was on, and they will be manning the ship till 0100 tomorrow morning. Tomorrow we all will make a little field trip to Jewel Island in Casco Bay, the alleged site where Captain Kidd buried his pirate treasure. Only three days left aboard the Corwith Cramer as we head into Thursday. Tune in soon for another update!

Hi Mom and Dad! Hope your doing well! I’m having an amazing time here and can’t wait to see you in a couple of days! XOXO Caroline J!

Hey! I am having an incredible time and hope you are having a great time in Washington! I miss you all so much and cannot wait to see you all in Idaho! Happy birthday Rachel!!! Hope you have a great birthday even without me. Love you all lots! ~ Jackson

Categories: Corwith Cramer,SEA Expedition, • Topics: sea expedition 1  life at sea  sailing • (2) Comments
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#1. Posted by Colin on August 08, 2019

Genevieve, Wow, what a great voyage!  So much to see and learn.  We all miss you and are looking forward to hearing about everything. We are all fine.  See you on Saturday.  Love, Mom, Dad and Midnight

#2. Posted by Brad Johnson on August 09, 2019

Dear Caroline,
It has been wonderful to read your post!...
And all your fellow crew members posts for the past two
I’m overjoyed you all are sharing such a wonderful journey, I can’t wait to hear the stories when your home.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Love you!



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