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Date: Thursday, July 4 through Friday, July 5, 2002
Community Boating Center Overnight Trip

It was a scorching hot, hazy, humid day when participants from the New Bedford Community Boating Center arrived at Tonnesen Park, on the State Pier, to meet the ERNESTINA on Thursday morning. After a brief introduction to each other, the crew, and the ship, we departed the dock and set sail, bound for Cuttyhunk Island on the other side of Buzzards Bay.

A quick snack was put out by the steward Monika, and the crew started to engage the students in what it is like to live and work onboard the ERNESTINA. Being lookout, steering, safe navigation, sail handling, sail theory, and the ever-elusive boat check were all part of the education program for the afternoon sail across Buzzards Bay. Strong southwesterly breeze allowed ERNESTINA to sail close to her anchoring place where the 4th of July evening led to games and watching fireworks. The permanent crew and CBC students kept the ship and her shipmates safe through the night while standing anchor watches.

You can see the ship's track coming in and then departing our anchorage inside Penikese, Cuttyhunk and Nashawena Islands in the Elizabeth Island Chain. Too bad we can't make it in to Cuttyhunk Harbor like the Alert II can. Alert II sails from the New Bedford waterfront [across the slip from Ernestina's dock] to bring passengers out to Cuttyhunk on a regular service.

Captain: Sophie Morse
Program Coordinator: Steve Kirk

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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Schooner Ernestina
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