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Date: Sunday, July 22, 2001

Summer Sound Program with Schooner Sound Learning Five-day Transit New Haven to Boston. Day 1.

Winds: SW Force 2
Air Pressure: 30.15"
Temperature: 27C

As saddened as they were to leave all of their parents on the dock, the students haven’t mentioned them once since leaving Long Wharf Pier..... We motored out into light southwesterly breezes, setting the foresail and jumbo to carry us to our anchorage in the Thimble Islands. Upon clearing the harbor entrance we shut down the engine giving our students their first taste of the adventure awaiting them over the next five days. Students spent the rest of the afternoon and evening with the crew learning how to handle lines, boat parts, safety information, conduct man overboard drills and work the head. The evening was spent getting to know each other and the crew with many interesting facts arising including: one of our ships company carried a dead beaver in his car. Would you also believe that one amongst us does not like cheeseburgers (excluding vegetarians of course), one has been stranded on a frozen lake with a dogsled team and another has watched people attacked by sharks?

As our ships company settles in for the night, all is well.

The totals: 11.3 miles traveled, 3 hours spent under sail, 14 gallons of water and 8 gallons of fuel consumed, no rice krispie treats left!

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Inette Rex, Chris Newlan (SSL)

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