Category: Captain’s Log

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We followed our morning routine of 6 am calisthenics and plunging into the ocean. We feasted on cereal and fruit for our first meal of the day. Following cleanup, we hopped in the RHIB and went ashore to New Bedford and took a scenic walk to SMAST (the School for Marine Science and Technology at UMASS Dartmouth). There we discussed autonomous underwater systems and their benefits to scientists and the coast guard. We got a chance to see a glider…

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We woke up at 6 am in Hadley’s Harbor to jump into the water. It wasn’t as cold as we anticipated but it definitely woke us up. Port won the waboba game. After breakfast, starboard and port watch competed against each other in a communication and memory game. Plates were taped to the deck and we had to try to navigate through a maze with trial and error until we found the correct path. Starboard won the game. While one…

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Waking up at 6 am was a little easier today since we all slept much better last night. We woke up with the sound of the Bosun’s pipe and a cheesy wake up call that went like this: “Get out of your bunks and into your trunks, it’s time to go swimming in Cuttyhunk.” Once on the deck, we had to do our morning calisthenics followed by a morning dip. The water was freezing cold according to the students, but…

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After a difficult sleep where none of the rising freshmen got adequate rest, we were set to rise by 6:00. Around 7:00 we had a delicious breakfast of “Green Eggs and Bacon.” We cleaned and washed dishes and then began to set sail to Kettle Cove on a three hour-long journey! When we finally arrived at our destination, we took a swim test, which consisted of swimming 30m one way and back. Afterwards, we had a lunch of quesadillas! After…

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When we first began our SSV Tabor Boy adventure, we met near the Hoyt docks. We did some get-to-know-you games as our parents toured the vessel. When our parents got back, we said our goodbyes and embarked onto the Tabor launch. We boarded the boat and truly began our journey. Upon arriving onboard the faithful schooner Tabor Boy, we received a quick safety briefing and we were showed to our bunks. We learned some basic commands and soon we were…

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Morning calisthenics was still as hard as ever, but we are getting used to it now. Morning dip was freezing, but there was nothing unusual about that. Breakfast was a delicious course of bacon, eggs, sausage, and English muffins. After we’d cleaned up, sprayed pine-sol, and polished, Capt. Randall ferried us out on the dinghy to Tarpaulin Cove beach. We played rollicking games of ultimate frisbee, Dodge the Crab and Tackle Tucker. We also lounged around the beach. When we…

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