|Summer Sound Program with Schooner Sound
the East float of Long Wharf, preparing for our
next overnight program . Because we are sailing
in Long Island Sound this week, which is a NO
DISCHARGE area, we had to take our
business ashore. This means we took
advantage of the Pumpout facility at Long Wharf
to empty out Blackwater tanks (Holding tanks for
sewage). Ernestina is equipped with 2 tanks, one
for each head, with 185 gallon capacity each.
Between sails today, we had to
shift the Schooner to the Pier, and connect to
the hose and plumbing that ties into the City of
New Haven sewers. This system is also used by
Quinipiack, and Amistad. The long piping makes
the operation slow, and our Engineer, Erika
Boulware, was running the length of Long Wharf to
oversee its operation. Finally our tanks were
empty. We moved the schooner back to the East
At 1415, Chris Newlan and 19
students arrived for the third overnight sail.
After a safety briefing we
departed Long Wharf, and set the FOUR LOWERS in
the Harbor. A strong SE breeze heeled the boat as
participants began the orientation.
Out in the Sound, the group was
divided into Learning stations. (see previous
trips of the week)
Once again we found ourselves
heading towards the Thimbles for a nice quiet
Evening program, and anchor
The wind blew steadily from the
East all night, 20-25 knots,, but the Stbd hook
held firm in the soft mud of the Sound.
In the Morning all hands hauled
back the anchor, covered in mud, and we set off
towards New Haven Again.
We returned to Long Wharf at
Captain: Willi Bank
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican, Polly
Zajac, Chris Newlan (SSL)