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Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2000
Time: 2200 EDT

Today we have a sail with the South Boston High School thanks to a grant from the Boston Marine Society. The trip departed Fan Pier at 0930 and returned 1330. You can see the overall track for the day in the first chart image with closeup views of the Boston North Channel off Deer Island and another chart image off Boston Fan Pier.

The students are great learners with good questions and an eagerness to take on each station as it comes. You can see from the inset images the plankton station (with Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant in the background), mechanical advantage, navigation, and more active stations like a trip out on the bowsprit and helm.

South Boston High School teacher, Carl Johnson, has been doing programs on sailing ships for years with a close association with Massachusetts Marine Educators and as a Sea Connections Summer Institute teacher. We appreciate Carl's insight into the strength of on-the-water programs and his advocacy for ship-based programs.

Wind: SW'ly, Force 2
Visibility: Sunny, Excellent

Captain: Gregg Swanzey
Program Coordinator: Inette Rex

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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