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November 23, 2021

Lines

Matthew Robertson, Muhlenberg College

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All of this memorization of the lines we’ve been doing has led up to this day; where we were tested on our knowledge by way of the traditional line chase.

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November 22, 2021

The Moon & Stars in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

Eva Hart, Guilford College

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First time on deck tonight:

Being up on the quarterdeck this evening after watch was magical.

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November 21, 2021

Night Watch in Still Air

Stevie Walker, Boston College

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It has been an eventful day here on the Robert C. Seamans!

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November 20, 2021

Boat Time

Itai Bojdak-Yates, Lawrence University

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We continue to sail (motor) south towards the tropics and fairer winds.

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November 18, 2021

Let’s Talk about Sextants: Celestial Navigation

Audrey Cardwell & Sophia Lacambra , Brevard College & Barnard College

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At promptly 1430, the ship’s company met on the quarterdeck in the afternoon sun for our daily class. Some shipmates shared reports on engineering (Audrey), navigation (Oscar), science (Cassie, Hannah, & Alice), and a field weather report (Carson & Sophia). Some things to note from these reports…

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November 17, 2021

Ready for Research

Oscar Hover, University of Washington, Seattle

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We’re completely under sail! This morning we took the reef out of the mainsail and set the topsail for more power as the winds have eased.

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November 16, 2021

Underway at Last

Seбn S. Bercaw, Captain

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Last night as we lay at anchor off Catalina, we were surrounded by schools of Squid.

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November 10, 2021

Finding Joy in the Little Things

Kayla Davis, B Watch, Eckerd College

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“Kayla… Kayla…”
“Hmm…?”

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November 09, 2021

LAND HO!

Stephanie Friedman, C Watch, Whitman College

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We have officially entered the waters of the Caribbean Sea, and this morning at exactly 1129, the island of Virgin Gorda, BVIs was spotted (while I was tucked away in my bunk after an early dawn watch).

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November 07, 2021

Star Frenzy!

Taylor Hunt, C Watch & Coastal Carolina University

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Among the many things that we students are learning to do aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, one of my favorite things that I have learned so far is the art of celestial navigation.

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