03/15/13 - A Grand Week in St. Thomas

A Grand Week in St. Thomas

The Roseway crew is putting the finishing touches on an awesome week here in St. Thomas. The historical port town of Charlotte Amalie was home this week, once home to privateers and Dutch merchants now host to giant cruise ships and extravagant yachts. Docked here in the Yacht Haven Grande, Roseway appears like a toy amongst the towering mega yachts. Roseway welcomed aboard a number of schools and even a special VIP guest.

This week’s program brought a number of different local schools aboard for afternoon programs. We worked with junior high, high school, and university students each day this week. Our programs here were sponsored by Senator Malone from St. Thomas. His goal in welcoming Roseway and encouraging school participation was to open student’s eyes to the maritime world and the possible opportunities it can provide in regards to career options. He was gracious enough to come aboard on a sunset sail along with staff, media, and representatives of Subbase Dry Dock, another sponsor of the week’s programing. Because of that sponsorship, six local schools were able to participate in programming on Roseway this week. Thank you to everyone for your support.

Tomorrow Roseway will set sail from St. Thomas with a new group of high school students from Oakwood, CA, who will be partaking in a week-long overnight program from St. Thomas through the BVI’s and eventually back to St. Croix. Yesterday the crew also welcomed its newest deckhand, Frazer Milton from Charlotte, NC. He’s happy to be aboard the ship and exited to learn and get ready for his time aboard Roseway.