Official Vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Ernestina Logbook Page

Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2001

Member Sail today. The chart image shows the track out of New Bedford Harbor.

Happy 225 USA! The 107-year old Ernestina celebrated the 4th with a member sail dedicated to new members. We boarded 42 members at 10:00 for a 3-hour sail into Buzzards Bay. One of our newest members was 18 month old Emily Coderre. By the end of the sail, she had the charmed the entire crew. Emily is the granddaughter of David Tonnessen who is a member of Ernestina's New Bedford Sea Chantey Chorus.

During the sail, the plankton net was set and we got a large sample of copepods, phytoplankton, and cone jellyfish. The kids onboard had a great time showing all the adults their discoveries. Chief Mate Scott Cann said the plankton tasted "just like chicken" after a taste test. For some reason, there were no willing volunteers to second that! The children also made a variety of daisy chain and Turks head bracelets

The ship returned to State Pier at 1300 and the members departed the ship looking forward the upcoming members sails on August 13 & 15,

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

We would like to thank Lotus and IBM for donation of software, hardware and funding to enable regular electronic updates from the ship.

NOAA Chart is provided courtesy of Maptech using Cruising Navigator 4.3 and grabbing the image using Grabit Pro 6.02.

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Schooner Ernestina
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