SEA Currents: News
November 27, 2017
Bowdoin Student Celebrates Thanksgiving at Sea
SEA Semester in the News
Madeleine King ’19 Spends Thanksgiving At Sea, Down Under
Tom Porter, Bowdoin News
While most of her classmates are at home diving into a traditional turkey dinner, Madeleine King ’19 is having quite a different Thanksgiving experience—doing environmental research aboard a tall ship, in New Zealand.
King, who’s majoring in environmental studies and earth and oceanographic science, is among a group of US undergraduates studying and sailing abroad through SEA Semester: The Global Ocean, a program offered by Sea Education Association, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit focusing on environmental education.
After six weeks of onshore preparation in the US, King and her fellow students joined the SSV (student sailing vessel) Robert C. Seamans—described by SEA as a “state-of-the-art 134 foot brigantine”—in Auckland, New Zealand on November 12, 2017 to begin a six-week voyage.