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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

October 25, 2019

Phase Change!

Alicia Pane, B Watch, Middlebury 2023.5


Above: Deploying the meter net for the first time! Below: B watch trying to do math

Ship's Log

Present Location
031° 55.0’ N x 058° 17.1’ W

Ship’s Heading, Speed and Sail plan
175°, 7 knots, motor sailing under the mainstays’l

Light winds from the east with small seas, about 25° Celsius

Souls on board

Life on a tall ship is very different from life on land. Everything is always moving, you sleep at the weirdest times, and six meals a day is totally normal. However, at just over two weeks in, the Cramer feels like a home and all these eccentricities feel as though it is just how life is meant to be. Today was a special day though. Not because we had delicious pancakes with raspberry sauce for breakfast or because we were gifted with another beautiful sunset but because today marks the day that we enter into Phase II: The Shadow Phase.

In this phase, we move from desperately trying to absorb information to learning what it’s like to be an assistant scientist or mate. We will take turns shadowing our watch officers in preparation of phase III in which the students get to be junior watch officers. However, a phase change also means we rotate watch officers. Last night, B watch had to bid farewell to Colin and Supi, our faithful mate and scientist. Yet, these changes provide new and exciting opportunities for us. We get to take on new responsibilities, keep learning new skills on deck and in the lab, like boxing the compass or deploying a meter net, and continuing to be good leaders and shipmates. As we continue on this journey, I anticipate the amazing learning opportunities to persist and for us all to become even more familiar with life on a tall ship.

- Alicia Pane, B Watch

PS: Lots of love to Dad, Patrick, Skye, and Mom! I’m having a great time!!

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Atlantic Odyssey, • Topics: c288  study abroad  life at sea  gap year • (2) Comments
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#1. Posted by Patty pané on October 28, 2019

So proud!!  That’s my granddaughter!!! So much love to you Alicia!!
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”  Jimmy Dean

#2. Posted by JoAnn on October 29, 2019

So excited for you! Enjoy your great adventure! You are an inspiration. Love to you.



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