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Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Time: 1130 EDT

Rain and drizzle returned shortly after midnight and we left Hog Island channel to our anchorage by 0130 in Aucoot Cove.

All hands awake for our final breakfast of the trip at 0645. This was followed by a presentation by the participants to the crew. Titled "Ten Things Everyone Should Know About PKU," the presentation was followed by a crew sampling of the food and formula that is so essential to their health. We are all a bit more informed. Both Susan W. and Suzanne T. are very appreciative of the Ernestina crew who were willing to take on this challenge, as most of these teens would not be able to go out on a schooner becuase of their unique dietary needs. This trip was also valuable to the parents who were able to discuss their own issues in raising their PKU teens. One PKU teen had not met any other families with PKU, and this opportunity provided an excellent chance to do so.

We are currently inbound New Bedford Channel and will be sorry to see this crew depart. The PKU Corps, affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, are proud to be taking this ship home to port!

To visit Brian and Mike Goertz's site with images and an expedition log book ~click here~

New England Cable News did a piece on the trip ~click here~

Wind: SE'ly
Visibility: Fair in rain early.

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican

Ashore the Maritime Mathematics Summer Institute for Teachers is continuing.

The images shown to the right show teachers exploring the mathematics of static and dynamic friction, level and plumb, the geometry and trigonometry of spar construction, mechanical advantage of a windlass, simple and complex machines and geometric constructions ashore at Ernestina's facility. At the end of the day there is a visit to the ship at dockside just arrived at Tonnessen Park on State Pier.

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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