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Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2000
Time: 1500 EDT

We sailed through the gut between Appledore and Malaga Islands in the Isles of Shoals on the Maine-New Hampshire border eight miles off the coast under four lowers, jib tops'l and main gaff tops'l. Schooner Harvey Gamage followed but the Lettie G. Howard went in to Portsmouth for a dropoff.

Appledore Island is the site of Cornell University's and University of New Hampshire's marine laboratory. Excellent Marine Science programs along with several research projects in marine sciences and ornithology are ongoing. Both Capt. Willi Bank and Executive Director Gregg Swanzey have spent a couple summers here. Cormorants, Ibis, Snowy Egrets and a rich inter-tidal zone abound!

We're now anchored off Appledore for the evening. The evening program includes a 'schooner gam' with all students coming on board Ernestina for a musical get together. Jim C. from the Ocean Classroom is playing banjo and others have guitars in hand. Students departed to home Schooners at 2230.

The bottom image shows Monday's and Tuesday's runs in the big picture.

Wind: SW light
Visibility: Good with calm seas

Captain: Willi Bank
Program Coordinators: Inette Rex

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