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Date: Friday, August 17, 2001

Buttonwood Park Zoo "Berkshires to the Sea" Program Second Day

This morning, after a good night’s sleep in Kettle Cove, we woke to a brilliant blue sky without a cloud in it. We had some delicious pancakes and fruit for breakfast and promptly turned to raising the anchor. The jumbo and foresail went up smartly and we were underway towards New Bedford Harbor, about twelve miles to the north of us. We were fortunate enough to be able to sail all the way through the hurricane barrier without firing up the main engine.

On our way over, the students were able to climb aloft and out on the bowsprit; they were very supportive of each other as they tried to climb higher than they had on their previous attempts. Many of the girls also learned how to make decorative string bracelets to bring with them as a souvenir.

We were alongside shortly after noon at the State Pier, and the group from the Buttonwood Park Zoo was off to their next adventure. All were in agreement that it was a great trip, but a little too short.

The chart image shows the route traveled for each of the days.

The bowsprit shot shows us as we approach the hurrican barrier into New Bedford. The groupd photo is taken at Ernestina's berth at Tonnessen Park on the New Bedford waterfront.

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.

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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