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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

January 05, 2015

This voyage is over, but we’ll always be shipmates

Erik Zettler, Chief Scientist, Professor of Oceanography, Associate Dean Institutional Relations

C-256a Colleague Cruise

Langmuir spirals as indicated by lines of sargassum. Photo by our colleague on the cruise, Carrie Roble.

Ship's Log

Noon Position (Lat and Long)
18° 27.1’ N x 66° 06.2’ W

Ship Heading (degrees)
at anchor

Description of location
Anchored in San Juan harbor, Puerto Rico

We sailed into San Juan harbor last night just around sunset past the impressive fortifications of El Morro, the 400 year old fort sometimes referred to as the Gibraltar of the Caribbean, and dropped anchor for our final evening aboard. With the boat at anchor we shared an all-hands supper, a “swizzle” gathering to celebrate our safe passage, and there was time for quiet discussion or relaxation on a stable deck! Many participants were up on deck early this morning sitting quietly with cups of tea and coffee. After breakfast on deck of homemade granola, fruit, homemade biscuits, eggs and bacon we rolled into discussion about a variety of topics including risk management, safety, medical preparations, and heavy weather conditions. We also talked about curricula, cruise tracks, shore activities, research opportunities, credit transfer, and other academic and logistical topics. The diverse background and expertise of participants from many disciplines and institutions all over the USA as well as Caribbean representatives from the Univ. of Puerto Rico and St. Georges Univ. in Grenada made for a lively conversation. These Colleague Voyages serve not only as site visits to inform faculty and staff from sending institutions about our programs, but also as critical input to SEA from our academic colleagues that help us continually improve our programs. We thank each participant for the time and effort you gave to make C-256A a successful voyage.

- Erik

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#1. Posted by Cat Names on October 20, 2015


Very well written, I felt like I was there with you!  It sounds like a terrific voyage.  Thanks for this!

#2. Posted by Birthday Wishes on June 12, 2016

I really enjoyed reading this!  It was very descriptive. And what a cool photo, I love the small mountain/island in the background.

#3. Posted by good morning messages on August 01, 2016

I’ve seen El Morro, it is really cool. Your entry was very descriptive, I felt like I was back there again!

#4. Posted by Australia Pets on August 07, 2016

What an adventure! Thanks for sharing.

#5. Posted by Carbonated water on July 18, 2017

I have never been to there. But your article made me exited to go over there. Someday I want to go there.

#6. Posted by For The Love of Dogs on November 26, 2017

El Morro is probably the most well known attraction in Puerto Rico. When seen from the sea level, you get the sense of how this fortress commanded the respect of those that attempted to destroy it.



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