|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~
Visibility: Fair in rain early.
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.