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Date: Friday, July 27, 2001

Summer Sound Program with Schooner Sound Learning Six-day Transit New Haven to Boston. Day 6 Final Day.

We got to sleep a half-hour later than usual to 0630 instead of 0600. After our morning muster we cleaned our bunks out and cleaned all the living spaces and even washed off the outside of the boat. We made the boat shine. Passing the galley whisk around, we all spoke of our most memorable moment of the trip before we raised anchor to head to the dock. We will miss the new friends we’ve made, and the community we’ve shared. Surprise, when we got to the dock , someone had ordered eleven pizzas for us for lunch!!!!!!!!! Now to the bus………..

To the right are images from last night during the skits and down below.

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

The day is not over for the Schooner Ernestina. During the evening the Pelagic Sailing Club came aboard for a sail out to the Harbor Islands and back shown on the lower course track to the right.

Pelagic Sailing Club Sail shown on the lower chart image along with a trip out on the bowsprit and sailing along at sunset.

Off with an eager crew for a sail in Boston Harbor tonight. The Pelagic Sailing Club has been working together since September to organize this trip. Members gather together throughout the season for sailing and socialization. Tonight lots of food and good company crossed our decks to enjoy a rather light winded sail around Gallops Island and back down President Roads. Even though there was a lack of breeze, we cut our engines to ghost through the waters under the peacefulness of canvas alone. We toured the engine room and the other holds and compared small boat techniques with larger vessel operations. In fact on the way out we had to slow up for a LARGE containership that was departing with tugboat assistance from the Reserve Channel. A few brave souls ventured out on the bowsprit. The sunset was spectacular!

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Inette Rex

We would like to thank Lotus and IBM for donation of software, hardware and funding to enable regular electronic updates from the ship.

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