Official Vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Ernestina Logbook Page

Date: Sunday, August 12, 2001

Crew Transit Fall River to New Bedford

The crew brought the ship back from Fall River to New Bedford during the day on Sunday.

You can see the circle in the course track where we swung ship to check the bearing compass on board. Compasses often have some error called 'deviation' that should be corrected for when taking 'bearings' to plot 'lines of position' that provide 'fixes' on the chart.

Laurie Weitzen is on deck for a shower with the help of Carl Herzog. It's the best way to beat the heat!

The lower images show the tight entrance to our slip on the north face of the New Bedford State Pier. It gets especially tight when the fishing fleet is in and rafted two deep.

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican

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

NOAA Chart is provided courtesy of Maptech using Cruising Navigator 4.3 and grabbing the image using Grabit Pro 6.02.

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Copyright 1997-2001
Schooner Ernestina
89 North Water Street, P.O. Box 2010, New Bedford, MA 02741-2010
phone 508.992.4900 -- fax 508.984.7719

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