Ship's Log

Updates from World Ocean School aboard Schooner Roseway

05/05/20 - Momentum Continues on Cabin Top Project

Gloucester Marine Railways

Significant progress has been made on Roseway's cabin top rebuild over the last few days. Once the old cabin top was removed, it was sanded and cleaned to prepare for many layers of new material. A layer of resin, a matt of fiberglass, and another layer of resin were to…

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05/01/20 - Making Good Progress in Yard!

Gloucester Marine Railways

Roseway's small but mighty team has made significant progress over the last few days in yard. We last posted that several deck planks near the lazarette were going to be replaced. Take a look at the quarter deck now! You can get a peak into Roseway's empty lazarette...then g…

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04/27/20 - Cutlass bearings, waste tanks, and deck planks, oh my!

Gloucester Marine Railways

Realigning the propeller shaft is a multi-step process that includes disassembling multiple bearings that support the shaft as it rotates. Part of this project includes removing and replacing Roseway's cutlass bearing, the forwardmost bearing that supports the shaft through …

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04/22/20 - In the Yard

Gloucester, Massachusetts

All Hands on Deck

The Roseway crew helped pull off a spectacular feat on Monday morning: hauling the ship out of the water and into the yard at Gloucester Marine Railway! Our beloved 137-foot Schooner Roseway needs all the help she can get to make it on land. Our crew lined her up …

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04/14/20 - Underway for Gloucester!

After several days at a secure anchorage in the Chesapeake to avoid high winds, Roseway is once again underway for Gloucester. It was a well-deserved respite for the crew, but they were anxious to get back into their routine and wrap up the final leg of this voyage.&nbs…

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04/10/20 - Anchored in the Chesapeake

St. Mary's River

Roseway is at a secure anchorage up the St. Mary's River in the Chesapeake Bay to avoid unfavorable weather. While this will delay the ship's entrance into Gloucester a few days, the crew is doing well and remain healthy despite an unfortunate change of plans. While this is disa…

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04/07/20 - Roseway Sails Past Hatteras

Off the coast of Nag's Head, NC

Captain Flansburg reported that the ship successfully surpassed Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks, NC. The crew was proactive and effective in their sail handling and taking in sail during squalls. All is well aboard. And it is officially "sweater weather" after months o…

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04/02/20 - Dinner is served!

We are o-fish-ally jealous of our crew's transit meals... Roseway is currently sailing along the coast of Florida, and Captain Flansburg assured us that there has been no shortage of fresh, delicious meals so far this transit. Yes, each of these photos is of a different mah…

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03/27/20 - 2020 St. Croix to Boston Transit

During the rainy morning hours on Tuesday, March 25th, Roseway hauled back her anchor in Christiansted Harbor, the crew set her sails, and she began her ocean passage back to Boston. Her crew (complete with several WOS alumni!) is happy, healthy, and eager for fair winds.&nb…

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03/19/20 - Gifft Hill: Day Four

Christmas Cove, STT

In the world of Roseway student crew, we woke up to a beautiful sunrise. At 0700 we awoke to the angelic voices of the Roseway Crew singing "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carleton. This morning we raised the sails at the command of Embeyah's bird-like voice. After a successfu…

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