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Ernestina Logbook Page

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2000
Time: 2008 EDT

Schooner Ernestina approaches Aucoot Cove for the night after sailing across Buzzards Bay from the Weepecket Islands anchorage last night. This is the second day underway for the "Portraits of a Port" Summer Institute for teachers in history/social sciences funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Ernestina has co-sponsored the institute with the New Bedford Whaling Museum for the past four years.

Today was a busy day with swim call, dory rowing, bowsprit and shroud climbing along with more academic stations like Cape Verdean history with Traudi, plankton tows and observations, family immigration stories and music of the sea with Tom Goux. A special event was Ukranian songs with Olena Marques, a teacher at New Bedford High School who recently immigrated.

Special thanks to Judy Guisti who is a veteran of Schooner Ernestina's several summer institutes and active New Bedford Whaling Museum and Ernestina volunteer. She is with us for the entire ten-day institute as a lead teacher and resource.

Wind: SW Force 3
Visibility: Hazy

Captain: Willi Bank
Program Coordinators: Crista Mellican, Polly Zajac

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