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Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2002
The Sound School
Multi-day Transit from Boston to New Bedford
Day 1 of 4

Today The Sound School boarded around noon for four days exploring the coastal Massachusetts waters.

Just before the strike of the bell at noontime (eight bells) twenty-four participants, soon to be full crew members from the Sound School in New Haven, Connecticut boarded the ERNESTINA for the next four days.

After a bus ride to Boston the students joined the ship and were broken into watches.  A planned departure from the Fan Pier was delayed for security reasons surrounding the Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) tanker arrival in Boston Harbor.

After finally getting underway the new crew was oriented to the ship and learned some basic navigation.  Bound for Provincetown, Cape Cod, a long afternoon and night were to follow.  We arrived on the hook in Provincetown fifty miles away near the end of the day, about 2230, and anchor watch was started.

First impressions ... a great group eager to learn and arriving with a wealth of knowledge.  An ambitious intended cruise track, to circumnavigate Cape Cod and arrive in New Bedford at midday Saturday, we should see some great sailing.

As you can see from the chart image, the first stop on the other side of Massachusetts Bay is an anchorage off Provincetown on the end of Cape Cod.

Captain: Sophie Morse
Program Coordinator: Steve Kirk

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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Schooner Ernestina
89 North Water Street, P.O. Box 2010, New Bedford, MA 02741-2010
phone 508.992.4900 -- fax 508.984.7719

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