It is official, our 2016 Ocean Classroom aboard Roseway with Proctor Academy has wrapped up and students have made it back home.
We will miss these 22 terrific students who learned a great deal about sailing, resiliency, and themselves on this incredible journey.
David Pilla, from Proctor Academy wrote today: "Thank You All! Ocean Classroom has a long history, but none of that really matters right now. What matters is the incredible work that you all have done in providing a remarkable life experience to the 22 Proctor kids who had the privilege of being aboard Roseway for this fall's voyage. What you have provided for them is immeasurable. I know this. Watching the group flight kids come off the plane and hug their parents was terrific. What was more terrific was the sense of accomplishment, self-confidence and pride that floated around each of them in their own way.”
This program made history this year, docking in Havana, Cuba, in addition to stops in Mystic, CT, Baltimore, MD, Charleston, SC, St. Mary’s, GA, and Key West, FL, before disembarking Roseway today in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Students participated and completed a semester of course work in Navigation, Marine Science, Maritime Literature and Maritime History, wrapping up finals earlier this week, all while voyaging Roseway between ports.
Roseway is on it’s way back to it’s winter home port of St. Croix, this evening, launching it’s St. Thomas public school junior high programs after Thanksgiving.