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September 25, 2017

S-275: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems


Proposed cruise track for S-275, Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems

The students of S-275, Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems, will join the SSV Robert C. Seamans on American Samoa by Monday, September 25th. They will depart around Monday November 6th to begin their second shore component in Auckland, New Zealand, after port stops in Tonga and Fiji.

Ship's Company

Captain: Jay Amster
Chief Mate: Allison Taylor
2nd Mate: Rebecca Johnson
3rd Mate: Tristan Feldman
Engineer: Ted Fleming
Assistant: Engineer Mike Rigney
Steward: Sabrina Hutchinson
Steward in Training: Christian Letourneau
Chief Scientist: Ben Harden
Assistant: Scientist Brittany Mauer
Assistant: Scientist Erin Adams
Assistant: Scientist Erin Houlihan
Faculty: Jeff Wescott


Mary Benton, Sewanee: The University of the South
Nikkol Blair, Colorado College
Graeme Brown, Colby College
Claire Caputi, Colby College
Amanda Carreau, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Hannah Chiu, Pitzer College
Alison Derevensky, Macaulay Honors at CUNY Brooklyn College
Anna Gaskill, Wellesley College
Amy Green, Boston University
Katharine Hall, Sewanee: The University of the South
Katherine Hodge, University of Chicago
Arya Jemal, Swarthmore College
Joshua Jolly, University of Denver
Kellen McAuliffe, Colgate University
Faith McKenna, University of Denver
Henry Oliva, Colby College
Flannery Raabe, Oberlin College
Alessandra Rella, Franklin and Marshall College
Noah Robiner, Carleton College
Sierra Schmitz, American University
Sarah Towne, Cornell University

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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 Jamie Blair on October 02, 2017

Hi Nik,
Hope all is well and your body and the sea are in sync.
I can’t wait to hear about life on board and all the incredible things you are experiencing.
Wishing for calm seas and steady winds
Love you,

#2. Posted by Bev Jolly on October 03, 2017

Hi Joshua,
How are you doing sweetie. its fantastic to follow your progress on the ships blog I am so excited for you having this fabulous experience. Everything going well at home Jacob wrote an essay about you entitled “My Hero”. It started with AAAAAAH my brother beat me up again. Too funny we miss you but wish we were there.
See you in December.
Love Mum

#3. Posted by Midge on October 27, 2017

Hi babe—am waiting for tour blog,! I jumped off the bowsprit with Noah all the time wondering what I might land on, when we used to go off shore fishing , on the way in , when the lines were in, we would jump in the ocean…those were the days,! Miss u to the moon and back



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