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Ernestina Logbook Page

Member Transit
Gloucester to New Bedford

September 1, 2003

This morning at 0700 we left Gloucester Harbor to transit back to New Bedford.  With 11 people onboard with us, we broke up into watches for the day.  We set the four lowers and headed south with a strong westerly breeze.  Making 8 knots we raced towards the Cape Cod Canal .

By lunch, the wind began calming, and we mustered together to do some crew medical training with Ed Ditto.  We reviewed possible non-traumatic emergencies and discussed how we would address these onboard.  With three new crew we spent time throughout the day introducing them to the boat and life onboard the Ernestina.

Waiting for the correct current conditions, we struck the sails and entered the canal at 0600.  We motored south and arrived in New Bedford at 2230.

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Captain: Sophie Morse

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Copyright 1997-2003
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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