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Date: Friday, July 6, 2001

Transit from Onset to New Bedford today with the New Bedford-based Comunity Boating Center (CBC) aboard.

Early Friday morning we all awoke to a beautiful calm and clear morning on the harbor.  After breakfast in the open air on deck, CBC kids and staff pitched in alongside Ernestina crew to clean and care for what was their home for the night.  When all the work was done we went shore side for games and group challenges before meeting up with arriving family and guests for the day sail.  Once underway we took one turn through the learning stations, Navigation, Simple Machines, Bow/Helm, Sharks and Knots, before raising the Main, Fore, Jumbo and Jib.  Jim and Cindy Bean, shantysingers and long standing  friends and volunteers of our organization, sang songs of the Ernestina after as we took a moment to soak in the sun after lunch.  The afternoon was spend leaning more of the stations on deck and climbing about the Ernestina's rigging and bowsprit accompanied by crew members. We arrived back at the New Bedford docks with Summerfest under way.  Not long after saying good bye to our CBC crew, we were open and ready for a weekend full of festivities, receptions and open deck tours.

New Bedford and Summerfest is cranking up for the weekend. The beautiful weather has really brought the people out for one of the finest festivals going!

After shifting gears quickly to an open ship for the Summerfest visitors, we then went on to a reception for Summerfest sponsor, NStar for the evening.

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Inette Rex

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