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Date: Monday, August 14, 2000
Time: 1900 EDT

All hands up for breakfast and orientation to life and education aboard the boat for a weeklong Upward Bound Program underway to New Bedford from Fall River. The skies were overcast and a brisk NE wind proved to be favorable to sail with fore and jumbo down the Taunton River.

We got underway from Fall River about 1100 and were able to shut the engine off for most the rest of the day. Under the Newport Bridge we spoke a bit about Newport, Fort Adams and Castle Hill before discussing emergencies and procedures and conducting emergency drills. The MOB (manoverboard) float was retrieved back on board in four and a half minutes, and the engine room fire (drill) was put out with extinguishers. With the fire hoses out we stood down from the drills giving the decks a good washing.

The wind died down about 1700 and we ended up motorsailing the last few miles into Harbor of Refuge off Point Judith for 1830 dinner at anchor.

The students performed two water quality tests during the day, one as we left the Taunton River and one at anchor in Point Judith. The water temperature and salinity were consistent at both sites 21 C and 27 ppt. The Taunton River sample was taken at the top of the flood tide which may explain the salinity even at the top of the bay. The dissolved oxygen was different, the Taunton river sample had 5.5 ppm and the Pt. Judith sample was 7.2 ppm.

Rain seemed imminent as the evening went on.

Wind: NE Force 4
Visibility: Fair

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinators:Inette Rex

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