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Date: Thursday, July 19 to Friday, July 20, 2001

Summer Sound Program with Schooner Sound Learning #4.

Once again, we set off from Long wharf on Thursday afternoon with 20 Participants for our final overnight program of the week. However, Chris Newlan was not aboard due to a prior commitment. Other staff members from Sound School filled in.

The weather was great, and we set the 4 lowers immediately. Our cruise track took us out of New Haven Harbor, and towards the Thimbles. Surprise.While the Students were in Learning Stations, our AB, Pat Merrill, went aloft with the camera, and took a couple of shots of the Sound. We sailed past Branton reef again, and let go the Anchor at 1840. Once the sails were furled, Dinner was served on deck.

While the Galley Crew (assigned watch) was finishing with dishes, some of the crew tried the ‘hands’ at the Broom Trick. The pictures might give you an idea of the agility required. Tim was good. Dan was fantastic, and able to hold still for a photo. Anthony was too fast to photograph! Evening program was another history hunt on the decks of Ernestina. Anchor Watch followed. It was a cool and clear night. Everyone enjoyed the stars, and quiet.

In the Morning, all hands were up for Hauling back at 0600, and we were underway towards New Haven again. Some sailing, climbing, and knot tying took up most of the passage. We returned to Long Wharf at 0900, and said farewell to the group who were going to spend the day in the Harbor on their own boats.

The staff of the Ernestina took a short break to use the Shore heads, then it was all hands to task. We had to prepare for a BIG food delivery. Field Day in the Galley and Fish Hold took place. Erika B. and Amanda L. took charge of rebuilding both of the Ships Heads. Pat managed to fit in some sail repair on the Jumbo. The Foodservice truck finally arrived late in the afternoon, and we got to experience the LENGTH of Long Wharf. It took quite a while to cart all the produce, canned goods, and Frozen food to the galley.

As the sun went down, all hands enjoyed pizza from PEPE’s a good day.

Captain: Willi Bank
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican, Polly Zajac, Chris Newlan (SSL)


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