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Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Charles River School
Overnight program from New Bedford to Providence

After departing Potter's Cove on the north end of Prudence Island, we sailed up into the Narragansett to India Point Park for disembarkation. This is very near the dock where Ernestina came in as a Cape Verdean packet in the 1950's and '60's with cargo and immigrants from across the Atlantic!

The students from Charles River School got a taste of the immigrant experience with what it is like to leave from one port (New Bedford, MA) and arrive at a new one they had never seen before (Providence, RI). Do they speak the same language in Massachusetts and Rhode Island?

Our 6th grade trip on the Ernestina was one that we will never forget. We left Charles River School on Tuesday morning, hoping to find adventure on the open waters aboard the 107 year old schooner.  We arrived, made ourselves comfortable, heard about safety, and left the port of New Bedford, MA.  Here are some of the things that we did:  hoisted some sails, climbed the bow and mast, ate delicious food, and hauled up the anchor.  On our watches, we cleaned the ship, steered at the helm, navigated, bow watched, and boat checked.  Overall, we had a wonderful time.

Thanks to everyone on board.


Blustery and Cold with the passage of a cold front overnight.

Captain: Doug Nemeth
Program Coordinator: Inette Rex

We would like to thank Lotus and IBM for donation of software, hardware and funding to enable regular electronic updates from the ship.

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