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Date: Sunday, May 26, 2002
Invest-in-Kids After-School Program Sail

Today we left the dock with students involved with the Schooner Ernestina After-School Programs and their families. The students are from New Bedford public and parochial schools and have been participating in the after school programs since October. After leaving the dock, we set the fore and jumbo sails and prepared the otter trawl. Rob Hancock, one of our mates, helped Jeremy, Ashley, and Alicia set the trawl off Clark's Point. All hands pitched to haul the net up onto the deck after a five-minute tow. It took about 20 minutes to go through all the algae to find the treasures of the trawl. Our ocean visitors included a summer flounder, a yellow tail flounder, squid egg casings, moon snail egg collars, a decorator crab, a pregnant green crab, a variety of algae, and the coolest skeleton shrimp!

Several of the students who will be participating in an overnight sail next weekend where great hands on the ship and got used to boat checks and standing watch. Many of the parents onboard got a first hand look at what the kids have been experiencing throughout the school year. It was such a pleasure to have parents and sisters and brothers of our students onboard!

Weather Conditions:
Wind: SSW Force 3
Seas: 2'
Clouds: 50%cu
Temperature: 13 C
Barometer: 30.31

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program: Coordinator: Crista Mellican

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Schooner Ernestina
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