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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans
April 12, 2019
38o43.5’S x 170o48.5’W
Somewhere on the ocean!
We have been on the Seamans almost two weeks. It is crazy how quickly the time is going by. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time, and it has been so much fun. It feels like we have been here so much longer than we actually have.
Because we are so far from land, the stars out here are incredible. We are learning how to shoot the stars using sextants. We can use these measurements to find where we are in the South Pacific. I am learning all about the stars in the Southern Hemisphere, which has been really cool.
Today, many of the crew were hard at work repairing a tear in the Mainstays'l, one of the forward triangular sails. Tristan, the Bosun, removed the panel in the sail where the tear was and worked all day along with lots of help to sew in the new panel. All of this work will be very worthwhile when we can begin to use this sail again. This attests to how unpredictable life at sea can be, and how there is always so much to do.
- Camille Ross, C Watch, Colby College