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Ernestina Logbook Page

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2000
Time: 1430 EDT

Schooner Ernestina passes Cleveland Ledge in Buzzards Bay after sailing off anchorage at Aucoot Cove this morning with "Portraits of a Port" Summer Institute teachers aboard.

We sail under four lowers with a single reefed main for good sail balance.

As we arrive in New Bedford at 1430 to come to anchor under yellow quarentine flag after our "crossing" from "mother lands." The "customs and immigrations" officials will be looking for us to clear all aboard in to America (we hope).

The hope is, for this program, that history teachers bring to heart both our maritime heritage and immigrant experience by sailing the last of the trans-Atlantic packet schooners, Ernestina, while emulating in a way, in three days, what might have happened over three months for many of our ancestors coming to America by sea. The food is better now, no doubt!

Wind: SW Force 3
Visibility: Hazy

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

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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Schooner Ernestina
New Bedford State Pier, P.O. Box 2010, New Bedford, MA 02741-2010
phone 508.992.4900 -- fax 508.984.7719

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