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SEA Currents: Corwith Cramer


May

16

C252 Web Blog - 16 May 2014

Jennica Deely & Laura Mahoney

Above: Final cruise track of C-252. Below, right: Dazed & Amused.

Position
Dockside in New York City
Weather
Drizzly Swizzly

Picture Caption: Dazed and Amused

Precursory note: Today’s blog has been brought to you by a group fondly known as the “other others,” or more commonly known on land as Jennica Deely, Marketing Coordinator, and Laura Mahoney, Admissions Counselor.

Despite our passion for SEA’s mission of exploration, understanding, and stewardship of the oceans, after nearly five months at SEA, neither of us had been properly introduced to the matriarch of SEA Semester, Mama Cramer. With that, we were sent packing to Bermuda over two weeks ago with nothing but unbridled enthusiasm and only a theoretical idea of what to expect.

Looking back on these past two weeks we’ve gotten a crash course (sometimes quite literally) in sail handling, lab work, galley etiquette, and nautical jargon. But above all, and perhaps the most important thing we’ve witnessed during our sea voyage is the strong sense of community, tireless work ethic, and unwavering positivity displayed by both crew and students.

This morning we invited members of the press to tour the ship and hear about the research activities and experiences of the students.  More impressive than the work the students conducted while at sea was their ability to take a step back and communicate in layman’s terms the significance of said work (which was particularly convenient for us non-science folk).

Despite a full day of activities including the press event, some serious “bunk-loving” (i.e. defunking the bunks) and some afternoon free time to explore NYC, we would be remiss to not include the night’s featured event, “Swizzle”.

While “Swizzle” is a traditional fairwell activity onboard SEA’s ships, very little about this night could be considered traditional. Crazy costumes, more than one faulty fish joke, hidden talents, and a Captain’s confession helped bring the sailing portion of C-252 to a close.

What’s a sailing trip without a sea shanty?  We’ll leave you with a few lines of a classic shanty that first mate Jullie taught us at the end of the evening:

We’ll make her fast and we’ll pack our gear
        Leave her Johnny, leave her.
We’ll leave her moored ‘longside the pier.
        And it’s time for us to leave her

-Jennica Deely (#18) and Laura Mahoney (#12A)

Precursory note: Today’s blog has been brought to you by a group fondly known as the “other others,” or more commonly known on land as Jennica Deely, Marketing Coordinator, and Laura Mahoney, Admissions Counselor.

Despite our passion for SEA’s mission of exploration, understanding, and stewardship of the oceans, after nearly five months at SEA, neither of us had been properly introduced to the matriarch of SEA Semester, Mama Cramer. With that, we were sent packing to Bermuda over two weeks ago with nothing but unbridled enthusiasm and only a theoretical idea of what to expect.

Looking back on these past two weeks we’ve gotten a crash course (sometimes quite literally) in sail handling, lab work, galley etiquette, and nautical jargon. But above all, and perhaps the most important thing we’ve witnessed during our sea voyage is the strong sense of community, tireless work ethic, and unwavering positivity displayed by both crew and students.

This morning we invited members of the press to tour the ship and hear about the research activities and experiences of the students.  More impressive than the work the students conducted while at sea was their ability to take a step back and communicate in layman’s terms the significance of said work (which was particularly convenient for us non-science folk).

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Despite a full day of activities including the press event, some serious “bunk-loving” (i.e. defunking the bunks) and some afternoon free time to explore NYC, we would be remiss to not include the night’s featured event, “Swizzle”.

While “Swizzle” is a traditional fairwell activity onboard SEA’s ships, very little about this night could be considered traditional. Crazy costumes, more than one faulty fish joke, hidden talents, and a Captain’s confession helped bring the sailing portion of C-252 to a close.

What’s a sailing trip without a sea shanty?  We’ll leave you with a few lines of a classic shanty that first mate Jullie taught us at the end of the evening:

We’ll make her fast and we’ll pack our gear
        Leave her Johnny, leave her.
We’ll leave her moored ‘longside the pier.
        And it’s time for us to leave her

-Jennica Deely (#18) and Laura Mahoney (#12A)

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