SEA Currents: Corwith Cramer
June 14, 2014
C253 Web Blog - 14 June 2014
42° 48.9’ N x 038° 36.3’ W
13°C and overcast
Life on board the Cramer has been an experience that I am so happy that I have been able to participate in. Being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with 34 other people, who are truly intriguing and inspiring is something that I will remember for the rest of my life. So far, my watch officers have helped me through a lot of unusual issues on this ship and I appreciate all their help and the help of all other watch officers as well. Starting tomorrow, we will be switching watch officers, so that will be a good way to experience new teaching techniques and get to know people on board better.
Life on deck is unlike anything else I have experienced and it has helped me, and I am sure many others, learn about taking responsibilities and learning from them. On our first day, our captain mentioned the phrase Ship, Shipmate, Self and it is amazing to see how much people are really utilizing those words. Whether someone is sea sick or cant reach something on the top shelf in the galley, its wonderful to see people helping and working together.
Sail handling is always exciting and there is always something to learn from it, but I really feel at home in the lab. Processing the neuston tows is one of my favorite things to do on board because seeing all the critters that vary from day to night is very interesting. Also, for my research project I am examining pteropod distribution, so analyzing the different shaped shells on these pteropods is super interesting, they can be pretty cool.
Finally, I would like to wish all fathers a happy Fathers Day! We love you! Thank you (to both of my parents) for allowing me to participate in this awesome experience and for supporting me in all that I have done thus far. You are both truly an inspiration to me! See you soon!
Jackie: Jake! I know Im a few days early but congratulations on graduating from middle school!
Polly: Happy Fathers Day!
Ryan: Happy Fathers Day!
To Becketts parents: Hi! I Love you!
Arianne: Hi family and friends!
To Annas Daddy and Papa: Happy Fathers Day!
Mo: Happy Fathers Day dad!! Hope its awesome! Love you
Ben: Happy Birthday Mom!!
Hunter: Hi Mom, love you and miss you xo