|Schooner Ernestina approaches the
Weepecket Islands just outside Woods Hole on the
Buzzards Bay side now with a group of teachers
from the Portraits of a Port Summer Institute
funded by the MA Department of Education and
sponsored by the New Bedford Public Schools, New
Bedford Whaling Museum and the Schooner
are in their second week of an intensive ten-day
program having spent five days ashore hearing
from experts in local history and culture and
visiting some of the many historic resources in
the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.
The experience puts history
teachers in touch with the maritime experience,
so much a part of human history, and also poses
the emmigrant-passage making-immigrant experience
during the three days at sea.
This is one of three of
Ernestina's Institutes with "Maritime
Mathematics" just completed and "Sea
Connections" coming up in a week.
Wind: SW Force 4
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican, Polly Zajac