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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

April 12, 2019

Two-weeks down

Camille Ross, C Watch, Colby College


Second mate and bos'n Tristan during the ongoing repair of the main stays'l.

Ship's Log

Noon Position
38o43.5’S x 170o48.5’W

Somewhere on the ocean!



Souls on board

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

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Oceans & Climate, • Topics: s285  study abroad • (4) Comments
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#1. Posted by Rebecca Frank on April 16, 2019

Love following my dear, dear friend on this important journey! Suspect Mexi helped with the sowing of sail!

#2. Posted by Nancy Downey on April 18, 2019

Dear Camille,
Thanks for this! We love to hear about adventures such as yours back here on Mayflower Hill! All best wishes from your friends at Colby,

#3. Posted by Nancy Ross on April 19, 2019

Hi Camille!  Love following you.  Nancy, Aya and Pia

#4. Posted by Debra Harms on April 22, 2019

Happy Birthday Camille! 

We miss you and can’t wait to
hear about your adventures.

Mom, Dad, and Annika



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