image to the right shows the track of the ship
for the sail today.
To the Ernestina and her
As we approached the New
Beford harbor our eyes were set upon the ship we
were about to embark on. Even with her sails down
it was a sight to behold.
Lessons from the past days
were actually going to be used on the vessel. Not
only were we going to have the experience of
sailing we would also be educated about the boat
and how it operates at the same time.
As we all hauled up the
sails we noticed how much force it actually took
to lift the sail. We all learned what types of
qualities were needed to run the ship correctly;
these qualities were visible all day throughout
the crew members.
Information was given to
our watch in the rotations we attended. This
included understanding mechanical objects aboard
(levers and pulleys), navigational skills,
discovering and examining organisms, observing
the ship's surroundings (air temp.,wind speed and
direction, water temp., etc.), and my favorite
learning about the Ernestina's unique history.
As we left the Ernestina,
their was a new appreciation for the ship and its
crew. I would truly like the thank the crew
aboard the Ernestina for granting us the pleasure
of sailing with them, their patience, and most of
all their knowledge. Thank You again.
Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican