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Date: Thursday, August 31, 2000
Time: 2200 EDT

Late today we were sailing under four lowers, main tops'l and jib tops'l. Fog had cleared, breeze filled in from SE. Schooner Spirit of Massachusetts came out of Salem Sound to show her stuff as we sailed with th Gamage and Lettie. Ernestina was first of the three to clear Cape Ann, and we made our way towards Salem sound.

This afternoon, we sailed into Salem Channel to anchor for the night. We're tired from the 115 nautical mile passage overnight!

We anchored north of Misery I, in Salem Sound, at 1400, struck all sail except for the mains'l and waited to rendezvous with the Lettie and Gamage for evening. We readied dories for evening races between the schooners. About two hours later the schooners joined us with a terrific show, sailing on to the hook nearby.

A dory race followed; a sort of relay race against watches from Schooner to Schooner. A couple entrants got a soaking during the transfer of teams, since these boats were not loaded with COD (as in the old fishing days), and are not very stable when light. Swim call for all boats after.

Evening program included Skits and Music after another great supper from the Galley.

Lights out early as we say goodbye to August, and prepare for the final day of the trip.

Wind: light going SW'ly
Visibility: Good with calm seas.

Captain: Willi Bank
Program Coordinators: Inette Rex

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