Saturday, August 6, 2011


Leaving Alpena after a bit of a delay but with the hope of sailing to be done as we head towards Chicago. Port was good, giving the crew a chance to relax and get laundry done. After the students finised wth their science work with the folks at NOAA most of us were given the chance to go snorkling over a schooner that wrecked on a sandbar nearby in the late 1700s. It was amazing to see it,and she was rather well preserved. It did have a bit of a weird feeling for me though; swimming around a wrecked sailing vessel did make me think a bit.
A few of the students seem to have been bitten and at least one is planning on staying on after the departure date if the Mate can find room for her. One more down.

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