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Ernestina Logbook Page

Member Sail

New Bedford State Pier

September 14, 2003

Member Sail

The weather was forecasted to have rain and quite a bit of wind.  Fifty members showed up to the state pier in New Bedford under bright sunshine and light southerly wind.  It was really great to have some familiar faces and first timers for the three hour sail.

We left New Bedford harbor and set the four lowers.  There was music, history, and knot tying to keep the participants engaged, or at least to keep them occupied when resting after setting sail.

It was a beautiful day regardless of the light wind.  It was a pleasure to have the Fernandes family sail with us who have a connection to the years when the ship sailed as a packet from Cape Verde.

Many thanks to our members that made it for the sail and we hope to see you and many more in the future.

Program Coordinator: Steve Kirk
Captain: Amanda Madeira

We would like to thank Lotus and IBM for donation of software, hardware and funding to enable regular electronic updates from the ship.

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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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