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Date: Thursday, August 30, 2001

Greens Farms Academy Five-day Program Portland to Gloucester

Weather Conditions:
Wind: SE Force 1
Seas: <1'
Clouds: 5% cu
Temperature: 21 C
Barometer: 30.25"Hg
Weather: Hot and sunny and not much breeze

We had anticipated sailing through the night for the whole trip.  Day four we had to get over the lack of sleep and continue search of whales.  We heard stories of humpbacks playing earlier in the season at Stellwagen Bank.  I guess the whales weren't very hungry or playful that day because we got skunked!  We then started for our anchorage near Salem, MA. Once the three schooners, Ernestina, Harvey Gamage and the Lettie G. Howard were at anchor with sails struck, the dories were launched.  This crazy rotation of dories, people, and cheering resulted in the watches rowing against each other with C watch the victors.  People diving out of their dories and rowing in circles trying to retrieve lost oars were only a couple of the mishaps.  A good time was had by all.  After a great dinner we settled in to a few games and reflecting on the near end of our trip.

24 Hour Plan: The three ship plan to anchor up behind Misery Island by 1500 and have dory races.  We sailed through the night from Richmond Island to Stellwagen Bank.  We left the NW corner of the Bank about 1015 this morning.

Where are all the whales?

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Inette Rex

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