Three-day Program transiting from Newport to Fall
River and finishing in New Bedford
sail from Newport to Fall River ended in Fall
River at Battleship Cove where some students
spent the night.
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We met Mike and got into
our groups, there was much rejoicing. Mike
quickly taught us the tricks of the trade so we
could get on to climbing the bowsprit and the
rigging - harnessed in of course. After some
apprehension we climbed onto the bowsprit. At
first it was scary but we quickly learned how to
maneuver on the bowsprit, it was totally sweet.
We then learned how to tie some awesome knots.
Then later in the day we went back on the
bowsprit and the only scary part was when the
ropes almost broke, this was right after this kid
Andrew got on. Mike was proud of us all and he
thought it was all very funny. Then we docked at
Fall River right next to the battleship
Massachusetts. We ate dinner and went to our
respective places to sleep. We had an awesome
time on the destroyer where we slept, it was
awesome but the food wasnt. On the
Ernestina the food rocks and the cook rules. The
next day we set out bright and early for Newport.
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Wheres Ben group?????
Our groups favorite
day aboard the Ernestina was the first day,
Saturday. The first time we put up the sails was
a great experience because it was new to all of
us and it helped us work as a team. The next
thing we did was go on watch. Since we were the
first group to go on watch we got to set the tone
for each station. The best part of watch was
navigating the boat. It gave us a feeling of
power and total control, which we all enjoyed.
The food was also really good. After we sailed
for a while we went on an old WWII battleship.
Half of us slept on the Ernestina and the other
half stayed on a small destroyer next to the
battleship. The bunks on the Ernestina were much
more comfortable than the ones on the battleship.
We had a lot of fun especially the first day on
the Ernestina and we learned a lot about the
sailing and the ships history.
Captain: Doug Nemeth
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican