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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

June 17, 2021

S-299, Summer Session


Students enrolled in SEA Semester class S-299, SEA Summer Session, join the SSV Robert C. Seamans in San Diego, California on June 25th for a for a six week passage ending in San Diego on August 6th. Students will sail along western seaboard of the United States, exploring marine biology, chemical and physical oceanographic processes, and marine plastic debris in the near-coastal environments of California and further offshore within the Northern Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Students will study the California Current System, upwelling along the continental margin, and processes within submarine canyons that provide deep-water access relatively close to shore. There are no port stops.

Payton Schlewitt, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Rebecca Cox, Wellesley College
Haylie Schwarzenbach, Hawaii Pacific University
Nathan Miller, Franklin and Marshall College
Kelly Morgan, University of California, Berkeley
Jun Ru Anderson, Wellesley College
Sophia Garms, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Andrew Hoffman, Bates College
Kyla Perry, University of Vermont
Noah Rixom, Cornerstone Christian Academy
Christina Netta, New York University
Lexi Wagner, Roger Williams University
Emily Matthews, Washington and Lee University
Sarah Dettmer, St. John's College, NM
Ian Scott, Carleton College
Tadhg McKay, Boston University
Sam Fisher, Georgia Gwinnett College

Captain: Rick Miller
Chief Mate: Ava Stasiw
2nd Mate: Rebecca Rankin
3rd Mate: Darcy Cogswell
Engineer: Henry Cylkowski
Asst Engineer: Torey Jones
Steward: Lauren Heinen
Chief Scientist: Kelsey Lane
1st Scientist: Sophie Vallas
2nd Scientist: Emily Dailey
3rd Scientist: Duncan Jackson
Deckhand: Melia Matthews
Deckhand: TBA

Categories: Robert C. Seamans, • Topics: s299  ships company • (4) Comments
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#1. Posted by Bill MCKay on June 26, 2021

From a life-long sailor of small crafts, I wish you all great success and happiness “out there.” You are doing what old guys lke me always dreamed of: a schooner at sea for weeks!!!!  A bit like the whalers or packet ships along our coasts a few centuries ago. Bill McKay, Cape Cod, MA.

#2. Posted by Karen Carig-O’Neill on June 27, 2021

Bon Voyage to Nathan Miller and all of his new friends on board the SSV Robert C. Seaman’s adventure!
Wishing you all the best for a safe & life-changing experience!
Karen Carig-O’Neill (aka Mrs. CO)

#3. Posted by Madison Phillips on June 27, 2021

Good luck to everyone on board of this ship. I am most proud of my boyfriend Sam Fisher for taking the opportunity to do this. I know you will enjoy yourself and I bet you’re already loving it.
-Madison p.s: ily Sam smile <3

#4. Posted by Sue Burman on July 08, 2021

Happiest of birthdays!  Hope you are enjoying your trip!  We can’t wait to hear all about it! 



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