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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

July 29, 2019

Welcome Aboard!

Kerry Whittaker, Chief Scientist


Above: New student crew members wave goodbye to Boston as we set out on our SEA Expedition; Below: Sunset over Boston.

Ship's Log

Current Position
Boston Harbor

Course & Speed
At Anchor

Ship’s Crew

Today, the SSV Corwith Cramer welcomed 24 high school students with adventure in their eyes!  This group will comprise the Cramer’s student crew, along with 14 professional crew aboard for the next two weeks.  Soon after welcoming the new shipmates aboard, the Cramer left the dock to anchor within sight of Boston Harbor.  Our SEA Expedition has begun!  After two days of training within shelter of Boston Harbor, we’ll set off to sail and study the oceanographic wonders of some of the most diverse and productive waters in the US. 

Our scientific mission is to sample and compare the richly biodiverse ecosystems of Stellwagen Bank, George’s Bank, Jeffery’s Ledge, and Casco Bay.  These waters support vibrant fisheries, and offer critical habitat for right whales, humback whales, sharks, seals, and other ecologically important and migratory species.  We’ll sail through the Gulf of Maine, and even explore some coastal islands along our voyage.  In stepping on board the Corwith Cramer, these students have embarked on an exciting adventure, filled with science, sailing, and community. 

These students will bring the energy, passion, and love of learning to shape this experience, and make it their own. We started our journey on a hot summer day in Boston, and ended our first day in a cool breeze, getting to know new shipmates, and enjoying a sunset over the city. Soon we’ll depart from sight of land, and the adventure really begins.  For the next two weeks, follow us here on the Corwith Cramer blog to see what we discover!

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