SEA Currents: sailing
February 17, 2020
Ship, Shipmates, Self.
The other day when I came up after a day nap I nodded first to whoever was on helm, (one of my friends) looked at the state of the ocean, how big were the waves, what directions, what color blue did they reveal, then looked towards the sky where the sun was and if a squall was sneaking up on us, and finally I looked for any islands in the distance, there was nothing.
December 17, 2019
And Now It’s Time to Play… “Who Wants to Be a Mega-Yacht Deckhand?”!
Hello family, friends, and prospective students stalking the blogs! I am Rikki Borkowski, a student of the class of C-289! I have written once before during the beginning of our sea component and here I am again as we begin to finish up our semester.
December 11, 2019
Last Days Aloft
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!
November 29, 2019
From Lab to Pin Rail Frenzy to Aloft!
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
November 27, 2019
Setting Sail from St. Croix!
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.
November 18, 2019
Voyage End: A Ship at Rest
Today, the SSV Corwith Cramer docked in Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI, completing the C-288 voyage from Woods Hole, Ma to the Caribbean.
November 04, 2019
The Definitive Top 5 mugs of the SSV Robert C Seamans
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
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
November 01, 2019
Steering by Stars
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
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.