|ERNESTINA and her crew were joined by
students from Dartmouth High School today.
The students were engaged in the operations of
the ship as well as learning about our
surrounding marine environment with a special
focus on marine science.
motored out of the slip at Tonnessen Park at the
State Pier and set the fores'l. Learning
stations followed including plankton, navigation,
general oceanography and ERNESTINA history.
People got a chance to be lookout and steer the
After a short break for donning
an extra layer as there was a chilly
northwesterly October breeze on the water we set
up the otter trawl. A five minute drag
pulled up skates, a fluke or summer flounder,
different types of crabs, and various species of
We finished setting the four
lowers with a single reefed main and continued
with our learning stations. It was a
beautiful day in Buzzards Bay with a great group
Program Coordinator: Steve Kirk
Captain: Sophie Morse
program funded, in part, thanks to a grant from
the Community Foundation of Southeastern
and the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
You can see the area of the trawl just off
Apponagansett Bay and Padanaram Harbor and then
the track under sail weaving between the rocky
waters off Clarks Cove.