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Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Westport Community Schools
10th Grade

The chart image to the right shows the track as we maneuvered the ship while getting underway. There is a tight squeeze past fishing vessels and a dolphin off the northeast corner of State Pier and then we round up into the wind while setting sails.

I am a student from Westport High School. Today, Wednesday Oct. 10, my school and I went on a voyage on the Ernestina. I enjoyed, very much, participating and helping out on the boat. Such as rigging the sails, watching on the look-out, and folding the sails. With participating, I am interested in sailing on the Ernestina again.

All though there were choppy waves and strong winds today, it brought a point to the motto "Voyaging Toward Your Future" When you are sailing your way towards your future you are going to hit very wavy and rough seas, but when you finally find your way the seas will calm and you will glide across the ocean to where you want to be.

Thank you for inviting us on the Ernestina I enjoyed myself and would like to come back again.

Thanks again,

Jessica Gesner
Westport High School
October 10, 2001

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican

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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