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Date: Thursday, July 12, 2001

PKU Teen Challenge Day 4

Our busy morning started with schooner aerobics, otherwise known as raising the anchor, as we left Fisher's Island and made our way to New London. All hands were kept busy packing up personal gear and thoroughly cleaning the ship.  Spirits were high as students looked forward to seeing familair faces eagerly awaiting their arrival on shore, however there was a hint of sadness that the journey was almost over.  Email addresses were exchanged and plans for future gatherings between people were made ensuring that the friendships made during this voyage would not end once we all returned to the "real" world.  The welcoming committee on the dock cheered as we came in and held up a "Welcome Home " banner. Tours of the ship and introductions of fellow crewmembers were given to parents and siblings before our new crewmembers departed.  It was sad to see them go, but reassuring to know they had a great time and will come sailing with us again sometime.

The Ernestina Crew now started to gear up for New London's annual Sailfest. We met our liason Jen Convey who was a great help, and prepared for a private evening sail for Northeast Utilities.  At 4 p.m. we set out with the fore and jumbo and sailed along accompanied by the Schooner Amistad.  Shown to the right are two photos of the Amistad under sail. A beautiful evening to kick off the New London Sail Festival!

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican

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