F’13 Arrives in San Diego!

Day 1: At anchor in San Diego Bay

Tuesday September 3, 2013 at 1630


Hello from San Diego! Morgan Wilson, Director of Admissions for the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program, here providing daily reports of activities aboard the SSV Robert C Seamans.

We woke up at 2:30am EST this morning in Mystic, CT to board the bus to Boston’s Logan Airport for a non-stop service flight from Boston to San Diego. We arrived in the beautiful city of San Diego 10 minutes ahead of schedule and made it safely to the SCRIPPS-Nimitz Marine Facility right next to the sub base. The day was sunny with a little breeze offering us a beautiful view as we made our way to the ship; once on board the SSV Robert C Seamans, we immediately left the dock, motoring into San Diego Bay to anchor for the evening.

At anchor, the crew really put the students through the paces with line handling, lab safety, and the importance of boat checking. We will stay overnight at anchor this evening and get underway tomorrow morning. Some students like Bennett from Oberlin College and Julia from Williams College have already started studying the lines. Other students like Neeko from Williams College have begun asking the ship’s most important crew members, the stewards, how he can be of assistance. This trip is shaping up to be an eventful one, but after today’s travel, it is time for a nap!

Fair Winds,


P.S. Just as a heads up, the post you see is a retroactive one. That is, the post that goes up on a particular day may actually be from the days prior.

Author: williamsmystic

A one semester interdisciplinary ocean and coastal studies program integrating marine science, maritime history, environmental policy, and literature of the sea.

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