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March 14, 2016

Happy PI Day From Jamaica

Jeffrey M. Schell, Chief Scientist

SEA Semester Caribbean

C-264 Oceanography Science Fair - Poster Session.

Comfortably tied up, portside to the dock at Erroll Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, Jamaica

Partly cloudy skies, light winds.

Souls on Board

Just a quick to note to family and friends who happen to follow our humble blog here on the Corwith Cramer. It has been an eventful day, but in many ways that is nothing new.  But today we did recognize PI Day (3.14 calendar date) by having some delicious Key Lime Pie for afternoon snack.  Thanks again to Tia and all her hard work in the galley. 

Today also marked an important academic milestone for the students: the culmination of their oceanography research projects which took the form of a shipboard science fair!  Students, dressed in their finest 'schooner formal' attire, stood by their oceanography posters and presented their discoveries. I do not use the term discovery lightly and in all honesty, I am pleased to say that I learned something new from each student project. The research being conducted here on the Cramer is unscripted and anything but formulaic.

One never knows for certain what we will measure with our instruments, collect in our nets, or pull forth from the ocean depths.  If you are interested in the details, I encourage you to ask the questions when you next speak with your son, daughter, friend, etc.  You too will be proud of how much they have learned. 

And finally, today also marks our arrival to Port Antonio, Jamaica.  A familiar port of call for SEA ships over the years so the afternoon has been spent saying hello to old friends and making plans for an eventful port stop. There is much planned for the students in the coming days so stay tuned. As ever, the learning never ceases here onboard the Cramer.


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#1. Posted by Chuck Lee on March 15, 2016

Thank you for taking good care of my granddaughter Emma Fichtner.  She is a very special young lady.  Good luck and fortune on the rest of your journey.

#2. Posted by Tish Saburn on March 16, 2016

I wish I could have walked thru that science fair…....I am sure they were very excited to see and admire each other’s work!!

#3. Posted by Linda Reynolds on March 17, 2016

Hi Tess.  Looking forward to the next blog.  It’s 3/17.. soooo Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!  Tess, I’ve had a GSA Mariner Scout song stuck in my brain since you boarder the “Cramer” goes—-The princess Pat,
lived in a tree,
she sailed across the 7 seas, etc., etc…
Have U ever heard it?  Reminds me of your voyage…I’ll sing it for U this Summer. haha.  Continue soaking up all that U can from this adventure.

#4. Posted by Kelsey Lane on March 18, 2016

Yeah!  This looks awesome!  Bravo C264, you guys rocked the science.  So appropriately Pi Day.  Wish I could’ve been there to see the final products. 
Miss you all, Kels



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