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December 11, 2019

Last Days Aloft

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When people say that time flies, ask them what happens when time sails! The amount of information and sights and smells and thoughts and so many other things that occurred over the last few weeks seem nearly infinite. Yesterday was our last day at sea, which started with a squall that had us nearly walking on the bulkheads of the ship and drenched above deck, but that soon changed!

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November 29, 2019

From Lab to Pin Rail Frenzy to Aloft!

Carla Szeplaki, Eckerd College

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Hello from the SSV Corwith Cramer! My name is Carla Szeplaki and I’m a senior at Eckerd College studying marine science. It is day 4 at sea on our way to the first port stop in Grenada. B Watch began the day after breakfast at 0700. I was assigned to the lab, where we had planned to deploy the Neuston net to collect surface samples, record hourly data on salinity and seawater temperature, and more. However, as it sometimes

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November 27, 2019

Setting Sail from St. Croix!

Jemma Dickson, College of the Atlantic

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On Monday we set sail from the Christiansted pier in St. Croix, USVI! The night before, we were all woken up every hour in pairs or triples to do a boat check so we could get in the habit of performing this critical task.

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November 18, 2019

Voyage End: A Ship at Rest

Jason Quilter, Captain

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Greetings,

Today, the SSV Corwith Cramer docked in Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI, completing the C-288 voyage from Woods Hole, Ma to the Caribbean.

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November 04, 2019

The Definitive Top 5 mugs of the SSV Robert C Seamans

Grace Callahan & Catherine Czajka, Wellesley College & University of Delaware

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Hey all!

Its Grace here, reporting from the New Zealand EEZ (exclusive economic zone) just one day away from Auckland.

November 02, 2019

A Culture of Creativity

Riley Palmer, Sailing Intern, A Watch

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Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to watch TV or movies and the only entertainment we had was the entertainment we created for ourselves. My childhood was marked with grand, fantastical make-believe adventures lasting for weeks at a time

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November 01, 2019

Steering by Stars

Eliza Davidian, C Watch, Whitman College

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Ropes and lines cascade down from the top of the mast, to the end of the spreaders, and all the way down to the deck, adorning our ship like a spider web that’s been stretched across the rig.

November 01, 2019

Day 21

Frederik Hoffmann, C Watch

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Today marks our 21st day on the Corwith Cramer. Three weeks and many long nights later we are almost at the end of our journey.

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October 30, 2019

Half Way!

Charlotte Pontifell, C Watch

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Over the course of the past few days, it has become increasingly common to overhear people exclaiming how quickly our time on board is passing. Today marks our 20th day – we have officially passed the halfway point of our journey!

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October 28, 2019

Banana Bread and Knots

Liam Carroll, C Watch

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Day 18:  Another beautiful day here aboard the Cramer in the sub-tropical convergence zone of the Atlantic Ocean.  Today, students spent time learning the ropes of whipping, seizing and eye splicing for our Nautical Science class this afternoon.

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