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SEA Currents: Corwith Cramer

October 10, 2021

Cruise C-300 departs Dyers Dock, Woods Hole

Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist


Above: A Watch crew - Alec, Paige, Becky, Phoenix, and Megan successfully furl the jib with Chief Mate Rocky's encouraging guidance. Below: After a thorough safety training, Robbie eagerly scurries aloft to take in the view; Leaving Woods Hole to our next destination; Phoenix explores our first sample of seafloor sediments as Taylor, Anna, Zuza and Brier maneuver for a closer look.

First deck logbook entry underway
41° 23.8’ N x 070° 45.5’ W

Ship Heading

Ship Speed
6 knots

Taffrail Log

Weather / Wind / Sail Plan
Cloudy, blustery day. Wind southeast at Beaufort Force 5.

Description of location
Motor-sailing through Vineyard Sound toward our anchorage in Menemsha Bight, Martha’s Vineyard.

Souls on board

 A fun-filled morning of hands-on skill training that included furling the jib on the head rig and climbing aloft!  And then, what we have all been waiting for, casting off the dock lines, setting sails, and waving goodbye to Woods Hole.  We didn't travel far on this first day, just to a nearby protected anchorage as we get acclimated to the motion of the ocean!  But the mood and energy on the ship reached new levels!  We are sailing!  For a few hours,and then we anchored up for the night.  During our evening anchorage we conducted our first scientific deployments of the voyage.  In addition to the phytoplankton net and settlement traps we also deployed the shipek grab to collect a sample of seafloor sediments.  Everyone slept well after such an eventful day. 

Much more sailing and science to come so stay tuned. 


- Jeff Schell, Chief Scientist

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Atlantic Odyssey,Ocean Exploration, • Topics: c300  life at sea  study abroad  sailing • (1) Comments
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#1. Posted by Andrea Hunt on October 11, 2021

So proud and excited to hear all the news from Corwith Cramer. Fair winds and following seas to all you hearty sailors. Learn plenty and have a great trip!



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