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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

November 11, 2017

Welcome Aboard!

Dr. Kerry Whittaker, Assistant Professor of Oceanography

The Global Ocean

The SSV Robert C. Seamans alongside Princes Wharf in Auckland, NZ.

Ship's Log

Current Position
36° 50’ 26.4” S x 174° 45’ 52.8” E

Sail Plan
Depart for sail 15, November 2017

Sunny, 50 degrees F, light wind

Souls on Board

Today the eager students of S-276 boarded the Student Sailing Vessel Robert C. Seamans docked in busy downtown Auckland, New Zealand. Welcomed by equally enthusiastic staff and faculty, the students stowed their bags, made their bunks, and began their lives as crew and members of this sea-going learning community. We will spend the next two days exploring Auckland, its history and culture, and preparing to set sail. Our six-week voyage will take us along the coast of the North Island of New Zealand, out to the deep oceanic waters of the Kermadec ridge, back to Hawke's Bay and up the coast to Auckland once again. Throughout our journey, 16 students, 5 sailing interns, and 13 staff will share stories of adventure, sailing, science, life, and learning.  Please follow along as we embark on this voyage, and welcome aboard the students of S-276!

- Kerry

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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 Bennett Sandler on November 13, 2017

Bon Voyage S-276.  Eager to hear about all the adventures!



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