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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

March 27, 2019

S-285: Oceans & Climate


The students of Class S-285, Oceans & Climate, join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in Lyttelton, New Zealand on March 28th. The voyage ends in Papeete, Tahiti on May 4th, after port stops in the Chatham Islands and Raiatea.

Rafaela Altman-Allen, Roger Williams University
Mechteld Kuijpers, Oberlin College
Elizabeth Leadley, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Noah Lipnick, Bowdoin College
Claire Mayorga, University of Texas, Austin
Amy Mikolajczyk, SUNY Maritime College
Allyson Nestler, Warren Wilson College
Camille Ross, Colby College
Josephine Sullivan, East Carolina University
Virginia Svec, Smith College
Julia Taylor, Eckerd College
Adrienne Tracy, Colby College
Cecily Tye, University of California, Berkeley
Embla Uleberg, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Raven Ward, Colorado College

Ship's Company
Master: Jay Amster
Chief Mate: Cassie Sleeper
2nd Mate: Tristan Feldman
3rd Mate: Megan Frey
Engineer: Clare Feely
Assistant Engineer: Amber Kinter
Steward: Sabrina Hutchinson
Chief Scientist: Ben Harden
Assistant Scientist: Gabrielle Page
Assistant Scientist: Stephen Kielar
Assistant Scientist: Erin Houlihan
Sailing Intern: Kelsey Altmayer
Sailing Intern: Hannah Moench
Sailing Intern: Krista Norris
Sailing Intern: Harry Podolsky
Sailing Intern: Sophie Vallas
Visiting Scientist: Alice Della Penna
Voyager: Oleta Corry
Voyager: Paul Willems

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Oceans & Climate, • Topics: s285  research  study abroad  polynesia.  ships company • (3) 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 Laquata McDonald on March 30, 2019

Hi, Oleta,

Talked with Randy Sat. night (30th) and he caught me up on your last communique with him about the ship being still in port because of the storms.  A very good thing, no doubt.  Sahvanna performed so well at the BYU-I Fashion Show.  Her roommate wore the beautiful dress down the runway because Sahvanna couldn’t be in two places at once.  Sahvanna was one of the catering managers who supervised, helped prepare, and fed the 3000 people who showed up. By the way she got the job at the motel, cleaning rooms.  Scott goes in for knee replacement on April 8. Hope you and the crew are doing well.  We will be following you on this site when you get underway.  Love ya, Quata

#2. Posted by Mary Ellen Tracy on April 01, 2019

We hope that your journey is off to a fabulous start.  All is well in Maine where we are slogging our way through mud season smile

All the best and may you have fair skies and following seas.

Jeff & Mary Ellen Tracy

#3. Posted by Jeff & Mary Ellen Tracy on April 20, 2019

Just a quote from a salty old New Englander ...

“All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean ... And when we go back to the sea –  we are going back from whence we came.”

John F. Kennedy



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