Ship's Log

Updates from World Ocean School aboard Schooner Roseway

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 45

Chesapeake Bay—Ridge, Maryland


Friday, October 23, 2020  The day started out for me with an earth shattering rattle. I was already throwing on my pants when Mitch came around to wake me up. The anchor had been dropped- time for exam day. After a wonderful smoothie bowl breakfast by Tori the ten…

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Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 44

Betterton, Maryland


Thursday, October 22, 2020  This morning I climbed up the red ladder out of the fish hold to see thick fog, and really thick French toast that McKensie made. After a fun few nights in the city of Baltimore walking around and people watching from Roseway, we prepar…

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Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 43

Baltimore, Maryland—Inner Harbor


Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Today was a much needed day of rest and relaxation. Midterms are coming up, so we had the day off classes to study. After breakfast at 0800 though, I took advantage of the fact that I had a draft done for our most recent essay assignme…

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Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 42

Baltimore, Maryland—Inner Harbor


Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Starting the morning like any other with wake ups at 0700 and chores at 0715, followed by a delicious breakfast made by Cameron consisting of sausage, bacon, fruit, and cinnamon rolls! We then rolled into navigation class with Tiffany wh…

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Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 41

Patapsco River at Baltimore, Maryland


Monday, October 19, 2020 Awoken sometime in the night, I heard shouts from above. I scrambled on deck with the rest of my watch to meet the standing watch. We struck the sails and dropped anchor next to a massive nuclear powerplant. After that brief task my watch w…

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Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 40

Delaware River at Wilmington, Delaware


Sunday, October 18, 2020  Waking up at 4am for watch we came on deck to see Atlantic City to our starboard side. Later while being on forward lookout watching the sunrise, everyone slowly began to make their way onto deck. Getting excited for the breakfast Camille…

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Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 39

Hunt's Point, East River, New York City


Saturday, October 17, 2020 After a night of rain and cold temperatures we awoke to a brisk clear morning outside of New York City. Once we finished morning chores we raised the anchor and C watch took the deck heading toward the East River. The views of the concrete ju…

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Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 38

Long Island Sound


Friday, October 16, 2020 It t’was the day before the Big Apple and the boys in the focs’l where all sound asleep. Suddenly we all awoke to the strumming of McKenzie’s wonderful wake up song. After morning chores and a deck wash in the rain we were greeted by a great br…

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Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 37

Long Island Sound


Thursday, October 15, 2020 With the New York City skyline off the starboard bow, Roseway sailed down the Long Island sound. It was one of our first days sailing with no motor and with the boat perfectly heeled over. After being docked in Mystic for five days it was nic…

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Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 36

Long Island Sound


Wednesday, October 14, 2020 As I stepped onto the slippery grey boat named shrimp, my feet almost slipped out from underneath me, but luckily they did not. I sat down by tiller and got ready next to Susanna to steer the boat. I looked up at Roseway, and Ollie was laugh…

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