Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 19

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 19

Seal Island, ME

Ollie

Saturday, September 26, 2020 

Today we woke up to a blanket of fog. The ship was socked in fog with no wind for us to set sail. We hauled anchor and motored our way to Swans Island. The fog was just as thick so we anchored in a small fishing port surrounded by lobster boats. The ride over was stressful because the blanket of fog made it hard to spot lobster pots so we had to find new ways to navigate. Once we anchored, small boats were launched and we all went ashore. After a quick hike to a lighthouse, we took a minute to enjoy the view. We made our way to the beach, where we tested pH, oxygen, and nitrate levels of the frigid Maine waters. After our hike we got back on the small boats and headed back to Roseway, where Sean, our fantastic chef, greeted us with a warm meal.