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February 08, 2018

S-277: The Global Ocean


The students of S-277, The Global Ocean, will join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Auckland, New Zealand on February 13th. They will depart the ship in Christchurch on March 23rd, after port stops in Russell, Wellington, and Dunedin. 

Ship's Company

Captain: Elliot Rappaport
Chief Mate: Allison Taylor
2nd Mate: Eric Oransky
3rd Mate: Rocky Bonner
Engineer: Mike Rigney
Assistant Engineer: Merlin Clark- Mahoney
Steward: Sabrina Hutchinson
Chief Scientist: Chuck Lea
Assistant Scientist: Nick Dragone
Assistant Scientist: Helen Dufel
Assistant Scientist: Emily Burke
Maritime Studies: Jeff Wescott
Voyagers: Will and Ben Howard


Kate Armstrong, Mount Holyoke College
Lindsay Brubaker, Oberlin College
Eriq Byrne, Bowdoin College
Claudia Davis, Brandeis University
Jessica Duong, Trinity College, CT
Tyler Egeland, Eckerd College
Emma Garschagen, Kenyon College
Elisabeth Ham, The George Washington University
Duncan Jackson, University of Oregon
Hannah Locke, Eckerd College
Eliza Malakoff, Carleton College
Isabelle Nolan, Boston College
Emma Palmer, Barnard College
Nathan Polo, UNC Chapel Hill
Anna Renjilian, Middlebury College
Anna Ripley, Whitman College
Anne Roberts, Boston College
Adam Rogowski, Macalester College
Bastian Silvestre, Wesleyan University
Summer Stafford, University of Redlands
Lillian Strehlow, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Espy Thomson, Colorado College
Sasha Vukasovich, Reed College

Categories: Robert C. Seamans, • Topics: s277  study abroad  ships company • (12) 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 Randy Stafford on February 10, 2018

Bon Voyage and Fair Winds, S-277!

#2. Posted by Mudd on February 11, 2018

Eliza et al,

What an adventure, to witness through this blog. My thoughts ebb and flow with all of you.

Take good care of one another.


#3. Posted by Randy Stafford on February 11, 2018

Captain Elliot: if anyone gets out of control, tell ‘em to put a reef in it.  smile

#4. Posted by Richard C Byrne on February 13, 2018

Bon voyage, smooth sailing, to Eriq and all the students, faculty and crew!

#5. Posted by Barbara Campbell on February 13, 2018

For Katie A: We hope you have a great trip and adventure! We can’t wait to hear all about it upon your return. Falmouth Academy

#6. Posted by Bob Rogowski on February 15, 2018

For ADAM, hope the seas are fine and hope you don’t get keel hauled.

#7. Posted by Karl Miller on February 16, 2018

Dear Espy. First i saw t he name espy some where in my travels.In TV land. You are so fortunate to have a life etching experience. Take it all in. You will br referring to it the rest of your life. Love Karl

#8. Posted by Ruth on February 17, 2018

Adam and fellow shipmates:

Enjoy your extraordinary odyssey!

p.s Adam, listening to the “Pizza Making” playlist you put together in Woods Hole; it also plays well to making Indian curry in Oregon

#9. Posted by Duncan on February 17, 2018

Hope all is well on you voyage and you are no one is too bothered by your Penny whistle!

#10. Posted by cramma on February 19, 2018

if you have time find a dance buddie.
i will look forward to seeing and hearing about your adventure.

#11. Posted by Richard C Byrne on March 05, 2018

Looks like you’re back in port for a day or two. Amazing trip so far. Loved the post about catching the tuna. I only ate fresh tuna once, and had an allergic reaction that’s kept me away from it ever since. (But, I’m sure it wasn’t as fresh as this one!)

#12. Posted by Rob on March 07, 2018

Duncan - we love you and are tracking your progress across the South Pacific. It is right about now, as provisions are running low, and rum is at half rations that you may want to muster the crew and mutiny. But, on the other hand, you could just enjoy the rest of the adventure!!! smile Please take lots of pictures of strange and wonderful sea life (and people) for us - Love Uncle Rob - Kiwi at heart



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