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Ernestina Logbook Page

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2000
Time: 1500 EDT

Schooner Ernestina anchored in the Southeast Harbor in Gloucester's outer harbor, with the Mainsail up. The Coast guard came over in the dark to see if we were sailing, or anchored. The anchor ball and light we set! After breakfast we hauled back, and motored to the Gloucester State Fish Pier , and tied up with the Mainsail set. You can see from the inset images we attracted the local art community right away!

After a short few hour turnaround we set the maintops'l in the light S breeze at the dock and sailed on from Gloucester with 28 members overnight to Portland.

We left Gloucester at 1330 and motored out of the harbor. The crew murmured several bad lines from the movie Perfect Storm as we went by Crows Nest, Ten Pound Island and rounded Thatchers Island with all lowers and both gaff tops'ls flying.

After an orientation, all members were divided into watches and we sailed on as an 'SSV,' Sailing School Vessel.

Wind: S Force 3
Visibility: Fair with smoky haze (some thought a result of the fires out west) Great sunset!

Captain: Willi Bank
Program Coordinators: Inette Rex

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Schooner Ernestina
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