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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

September 03, 2018

Williams-Mystic program gets underway


Above: On the bowsprit: Molly from Pomona College, Elizabeth from Northeastern University, and Alex SUNY Maritime with 3rd Mate Kate; below: Alejandro from Williams College and Dionna from Smith College digging into the sediment sample with Professor Lisa Gilbert

At anchor, Menemsha Bight, Martha's Vineyard. 

The Williams-Mystic F18 class left Mystic, CT Sunday morning and boarded the SSV Corwith Cramer in busy Woods Hole, MA Sunday just before lunch.  After some orientation from the ship's professional crew, we cast off our dock lines and headed for an overnight anchorage in quiet Menemsha Bight, Martha's Vineyard.

We plan to be sailing through the nights for most of the rest of our 10 days aboard Corwith Cramer, taking turns sailing the ship and running science operations, and sleeping.  The students are divided into three groups, or watches, and they will take turns with responsibility for the ship for 4 or 6 hours at a time, under the direction of their watch officers.

At anchor, we continued orientation and safety training until sunset.  Then, the stewards delighted us with a hearty meal of spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread, and soon after, the students tucked into their bunks for a full night of sleep at anchor.  This morning we continued our training: including learning to furl sails on the bowsprit and practice deploying scientific gear.  C watch even brought back a sample of the seafloor, some black Menemsha Mud, along with a quahog and dozens of slipper limpets.

Categories: Corwith Cramer, • Topics: williams-mystic • (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 Oscar Matte on September 05, 2018

Have a safe journey and smooth sailing on your expedition to Molly Tucker and the rest of the crew.



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