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December 20, 2020

Adjusting to the Cramer

Caroline O'Connor, C Watch, Columbia University

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Our first morning anchored at the Dry Tortugas has been very busy.

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December 17, 2020

“Be where your feet are”

Sylvia Sage Holland, A Watch, Wellesley College

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This week has been literally filled with light: falling stars, lightning, bioluminescence, and the steadily increasing illumination of the menorah.

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December 16, 2020

Bloodbath on the Cramer

Schuyler Luthy, C Watch, Colorado College

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As we enter our final week at sea, a number of shipmates have been lost.

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December 15, 2020

Ramblings of a wind whipped mind

Grace Evans, C Watch, Colorado College

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Hello!! It’s been 22 days on board and my conclusion is that time travels unbelievably weirdly here.

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December 14, 2020

Dawn Watch Brain

Sarah Hutchinson, B Watch, Dartmouth College

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It’s one of the dark days.

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December 10, 2020

Tuna Thursday!

Tim First, C Watch, Gap Year/Connecticut College

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Two fish being reeled in on lines, then cut up into neat pieces and served as –

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November 27, 2020

Dolphin Day!

Caroline O’Connor & Katie McKenna, Columbia University & Williams College

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As Katie was fast asleep at 0030, Caroline woke up for the first dawn watch of the trip.

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November 23, 2020

Prologue: Looking back before we set sail

Sarah Hutchinson & Aleeya Malik, Dartmouth ’22 & Gap year student

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We board the SSV Corwith Cramer tomorrow! It’s been a long road to get here already (literally and figuratively), and we haven’t yet set eyes on the ship. We’ll run you through some of the details.

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November 01, 2020

All In a Watch

Carolyn Vincent, C Watch, 2nd Mate

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It’s crazy what a difference 12 hours makes. Last night when C Watch took the deck, menacing clouds loomed, lightening flashed and the engine roared as we motor-sailed into yet another squall. Gathering today for our pre-afternoon-watch-meeting, we searched in vain for a patch of shade in which to hide. We gybe, heave-to, set and strike sails on most watches.

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October 30, 2020

Every Year a Trip South

Sophie “Süpi” Vallas, C watch, 2nd Assistant Scientist

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It is currently my third year doing the trip south, each one has been to a different destination with a different crew, different set of students and different adventures. I only planned on going on the first trip south two years ago but have somehow managed to be on everyone since.

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