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Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2001

Youth Four-day Youth Sail: 4th Day

Here, another day aboard the Schooner Ernestina, life is calm and pleasant, for the moment.

The day began with a beautiful sunrise over Buzzards Bay. All hands were up and at it by 0600 with our last meal of the trip being served at 0630. All crew members and participants gathered around the aft cabin for a moment of reflection and a plan for the morning. Capt. Willi Bank explained everyone would participating in "Field Day". All parts of the ship would be getting a thorough cleaning so Ernestina would be in as good shape for the next group as members of the Youth Sail had found it.

After all holds were "ship shape", we gathered back aft again for certificates and a sharing of memorable moments. Many laughs were had by all in the recounting of the trip - complete with belly flops off the bowsprit and Peanut's endless jokes. The anchor crankers got to work and got the anchor up by 0930 and into the Channel we sailed.

We arrived at the dock at 1130, being greeted by parents and families. Tim Charbonneau's little sister gave him a 5-minute hug when they met and Katie DePrato's niece was smiling away. New friends and old said goodbye and the 2nd annual Youth Sail ended with promises of returns and memories that would last as long as Fred Littleton's!

Captain: Willi Bank
Program Coordinator: Inette Rex, Polly Zajac

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