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Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2000
Time: 1500 EDT

We left Fan Pier at 0600 sharp this morning with 11 crew and 2 guests and set the single-reefed main, fore and jumbo immediately (yes, with only 10 people!!) and have been motorsailing since then.  We were bucking a strong flood tide coming out Nantasket Roads but are making good time now (roughly 6.5 knots), taking the 5-7' swells on our port quarter. ~Hence the jog out towards Provincetown, to avoid taking it on our beam.~ Would have written earlier but computer work and the ship's motion were incompatible until now.  We plan on entering the canal just in time to catch the slack tide at 1530.

Captain: Sophie Morse
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican

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Schooner Ernestina
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