06/06/17 - Perseverance

Perseverance

Boston Harbor

Willa, David, Louis, Zoe

The sailors began their day with a hearty breakfast of oatmeal, eggs, and fruit. After a few hours of rotations, we pulled anchor from Gloucester and set sail for the Boston Harbor under rainy skies. The sailors proudest achievement of the day was finally hoisting the mains'l. After exiting the harbor, small waves gave way to a choppy ocean which was new to many of the sailors. Water was splashing onto the deck, and the sailors persevered by singing sea shanties and other motivational techniques. Once we entered the Boston Harbor, we were pleased to enjoy hot beverages and delightful cake. The day might have been the most novel so far, and as the night falls, the sailors look forward to a good night's sleep and sunnier days.

Students finally got a chance to raise our 2,000lb mainsail! Above, they work as a team to harbor furl it as they enter Boston Harbor to anchor for the evening. 

More pictures from Monday will be posted when the crew has better service!