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Ernestina Logbook Page

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Easthampton Ross School 9th Grade
Two-day sail from Greenport, Long Island, NY
Ross School - second group

Today we set sail on a beautiful morning, thus beginning a journey we will never forget. The crew of the magnificent ship welcomed us aboard with smiles and anticipation.  We were given an introduction to how life on board the Ernestina was different from life on land.  Soon after, we raised the sails with teamwork and determination.

The crew taught us many useful skills about the art of sailing.  Not everybody in the group had ever sailed before.  Some had sailed many times before but the experience of sailing on an amazing century old fishing schooner was very different.

The schooner had been on many voyages, including numerous trips between Africa and America, and even a voyage to the Arctic Circle.  We learned many interesting things about life on the water, and about the many mysteries of the sea, such as sharks and other marine life.

So far we are expecting to have more fun than we had today on the rest of this trip.

Written by :
Steve Trunzo, Emanuel Ruiz, Will Antoniou, and Dani McDonnough

Captain: Sophie Morse
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican

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