Roseway has meant a lot, to many different people, throughout the years. When she was built, she was a symbol of American Ingenuity, Industry, and Good Spirits. As a harbor pilot vessel, she was a symbol of safe harbor. After a horrendous hurricane in St. Croix, she has been a symbol of commitment and life returning to normal on the island.
We asked our High School Junior Crew Members what she symbolized to them.
David (10th grade)- Knowledge: To me, I think of sailing and learning how to take care of the ship. I really enjoy hanging with the crew and learning from all their knowledge.
Nathaniel (9th grade)- Safe Haven: When I think of the Roseway, I think of how I love being on the ocean- it makes me happy. I just really like to be here, to be present, where I grew up.
Ed (12th grade)- Family: The Roseway symbolizes to me, family- I think of all I have learned and all I have been through, and now, the entire crew is like family.
John (Education Coordinator)- Adventure: When I think of the Roseway I think of facing challenges with uncertain outcomes. I think of taking risks and failing, of making mistakes and learning from those mistakes. I think of stepping outside of my comfort zone and accomplishing more than I ever thought possible.