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Date: Friday, October 11, 2002
The Sound School
Multi-day Transit from Boston to New Bedford
Day 3 of 4

We made it through Pollack Rip and Nantucket Sound in the wee hours this morning.  Winds were light, Force 3 at the time, and visibility good for following the buoys in.  We left the mains'l up until 3 am when we struck it at the change of the watch.

Since yesterday evening the forecast for the northeast region has deteriorated, and we are starting to feel the punch of it here in Buzzards Bay.  We had a quick transit this morning down Vineyard Sound with just the Fore, Jumbo, and Jib and we are motorsailing now to do a possible otter trawl on the north side of the bay. Weather may prove to be prohibitive.

Our plan is to anchor in the protection of the Sconticut Neck tonight and head to the dock by late tomorrow morning.

I woke to the ringing of the breakfast bell  I was exhausted from the night before.  I looked out of my bunk and said "oh what a mess"  and I finally was ready to be on deck.  Didn't realize I was late, My bad, my mistake. It started to rain, My hair's a poofin, "oh what a pain" We had leftovers for lunch, It's time to munch.  Having to do the otter trawl. All the watches was havin' a ball. After everything well and done, everyone said it was a lot of fun. Dinner smells good, Can't wait to eat it, like I should.   C Watch

Captain: Sophie Morse
Program Coordinator: Steve Kirk

A successful trawl!

The start of the transit out around Cape Cod off the end passing Truro Light.

Passing through Quicks Hole from Vineyard Sound into Buzzards Bay.

The trawl site was off the beach near West Falmouth and Cleveland Ledge on the inner end of Buzzards Bay.

Anchorage for the night near the New Bedford Harbor entrance.

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