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November 25, 2021

Gratitude and Grief: Thanksgiving 2021 Aboard Cramer

So Hess, B Watch, Mount Holyoke College

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We’re finally underway and started our island-hopping snorkel adventure! Long days are ahead of us for sure: My day started this morning at 0530 with the dawn watch, and is filled with classes, rescue drills, and even a snorkel trip later.

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November 24, 2021

1000 NM

Carolyn Mavretish, Amherst College

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After waking at the ripe hour of 1030 am, I crawled out of my bunk in Sleepy Hollow with squinty eyes, blinded by the daylight.

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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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