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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

April 16, 2017

Happy Easter from the Robert C. Seamans

Nate Bears, Engineer

SEA Semester

Cupcakes in the Cooler

Ship's Log

Noon position
36° 46.8’S x 156°48.5’W

Heading
045°psc

Speed
6 knots.

Water Made Today
517gal

Water Consumed today
347gal

Fuel consumed today
225gal

Power consumed today
400kw hr

Souls on Board

As I was sitting down to write the blog today, I heard a crew member mention that we crossed the 2000nm log today.  That is a long way to sail and puts us a long way from anywhere.  This is perhaps what I love most about this life at sea, the community it builds.  Ship, Shipmate, Self…. it's a pretty good guideline, and really cool to see all the acts of kindness that unfold each day. 

Sunrises and sunsets, the other two reasons I really love doing this, and it was clear enough to see both today. The highlight of my day was working with students on their upcoming engineering presentations.  They will be pairing up and giving 5 minute presentations on subjects such as, “Shipboard Life without Power” and “Water Desalinization.”  Bound to be entertaining and informative, just like what we learned in class today; a blue whale's tongue is bigger than a bull elephant… the more you know.

- Nate

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Ocean Exploration, • Topics: None • (2) Comments

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#1. Posted by kathleen verner on April 17, 2017

Happy Easter to you all! These blog posts give me and my family great joy. Thank you for sharing your amazing voyage with us. Peace to you all!
With a hug, from Sammi’s Mom—Kathy


#2. Posted by Jacob Connor Lauren on April 17, 2017

Lizzzzzzz you’re missing out on studying for finals…..
Also are you still alive?

Love,
Us


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