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Ernestina Logbook Page

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2001

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

Today we awoke to the sweet aroma of freshly baked raspberry crumble. As we emerged from our sleeping quarters, we immediately found ourselves hoisting anchor and sails. Following this inspiring show of teamwork, we were rewarded with a hearty breakfast of granola, raisin bran, and of course, raspberry crumble.

We sailed away from Cherry Cove and out into a shimmering Block Island Sound. Our learning experience aboard the Ernestina began by capturing and observing plankton. Many of us climbed the rigging and wandered out onto the bowsprit (those of us brave enough, that is).

As we reached the top of the rigging, we felt an incredible sense of achievement looking down on our new home. Doralee soon served a grand dinner with a superbly delicious chocolate cake. Now as our journey comes to an end each one of us shall always remember the experiences the Ernestina and her amazingly skilled crew have given us.

Write-up by: Steve Trunzo, Nick Gerschman, Shane Herrick, Emanuel Ruiz-Gavilan, Matisse

Captain: Sophie Morse
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican

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