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Date: Monday, October 21, 2002
Dartmouth High School

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.

We 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 ship.

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 marine algae.

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 of students!

Program Coordinator: Steve Kirk
Captain: Sophie Morse

This program funded, in part, thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts
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.

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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