Official Vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Ernestina Logbook Page

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2001

MA College of Art
Three-day Sail

We depart our harbor of refuge today with a cold NW wind still blowing Force 3 and seas 1-2'. The air pressure is high at 30.60 in. Hg and air temperature at 6C.

We sail past Cuttyhunk Island and on past the Buzzards Bay Tower to the "X" that marks the spot..... Paper boats over and we return to New Bedford by mid-afternoon.

This is a perfect day. Mass Art students frolic aboard the Ernestina. Spirits are high. Today we ate well and SAILED. We observed critters in microscopes from the water below. This morning the ceremonial paper-throw was carried off successfully. White handmade paper boxes, kites and mini sailboats fluttered from the deck and disappeared quietly towards the stern. Other highlights included more bowsprit climbs, navigation lessons, and a close encounter with the Buzzards Bay lighthouse. Layers of clothing have been peeled away. And as the day goes on, it feels darn good to be warm and non-barfy. Laurie prepared the best lunch ever! And we got to eat on deck- 4 stars ****!!!

Everyone loves the bowsprit. This and the sextant are the top ranking highlights onboard. Maybe I will check out the bowsprit now. It looks like New Bedford is quickly approaching, and Boston isn’t much further away.

And her I am, out on the bowsprit. It’s the best! A whole new perspective of the great Ernestina, and its Mass Art crew.

Oh no… Here comes New Bedford. Fair winds Ernestina!

- written by Christiana Caro

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican

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