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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

October 09, 2021

Training Day for Class C-300

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist


Above: Alec and the rest of A Watch learn how to handle lines under tension – meaning don’t drop the 2nd Mate/Bosun - Colin on the deck who is hanging on the end of the line! Below: Anna and the rest of C Watch learn how to wear personal floatation devices (PFDs) from Aida - deckhand, extraordinaire; With Camilla ‘dancing’ and Allen ‘driving’, B Watch learns how to safely operate the hydrowinch thanks to 2nd Scientist Jenna and 1st Scientist Jordan.

Ship's Log

Alongside Dyers Dock, Woods Hole, MA

Clouds come and go, breeze picking up throughout the day, comfortable fall temperature.

Souls on board

Today was a busy, productive, enjoyable day onboard the SSV Corwith Cramer for all Ocean Exploration (OE) and Atlantic Odyssey (AO) students.  As we prepare for our epic voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean the students learned how to handle the line safely, prepare for various emergency scenarios, and how to deploy some of the scientific equipment.   Spirits were high recognizing that upon the completion of each training session we were incrementally moving one step closer to setting sail.  However, as a sailing school vessel (SSV) we do not carry any passengers; so all of this training is essential before we leave the dock.  Energy remained high throughout the long day thanks to the amazing food coming from the galley – shout out to Shelby and Will our amazing stewards.  We had baked brie for morning snack, bruschetta for afternoon snack, and hearty meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  No worries here, all are eating well.

Much more to follow in the coming days and weeks.  Soon  you will hear directly from the students as this amazing story of C300 unfolds! 

- Chief Scientist Jeff Schell (Schelly)

PS.  Shout out to family, friends and loved ones onshore.  I miss you all dearly.   To my beautiful rose – sweet dreams always.

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Atlantic Odyssey,Ocean Exploration, • Topics: c300 • (1) Comments


Leave a public comment for students and crew to read when they reach their next port and have access to the internet!

#1. Posted by Patricia O'Brien on October 11, 2021

Smooth Sailing to all the Corwith Cramer voyagers
Grandma Pat



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