New Sailors and a Casco Bay Sunset

Captain's Log- Jonathan Steitzer

Lat - 43-42.3' N
Long- 70-12.7' W
Headland- "The Brothers"

Current - Casco Bay
Headed - Portsmouth / Isle of Shoals

Status - All's well.


Yesterday the students arrived at noon, and we welcomed them aboard and moved them on. After they were sorted into their bunks and had said their good byes we broke them into a port and starboard watch system and began organizing a menu.

They went provisioning and came back to stow the stores while we finished final prep to depart. The crew helped teach them about life onboard from how to make off a line, how to stay safe, and how to use a head.

The trainees were palpably excited and eager to get going, and when the wind died down and the final backstay had been tightened we cast off lines and headed out with the ebb tide to find a snug Anchorage.

It was only motoring, but students were quickly able to hop on the helm as we navigated through a beautiful sunset around the cans and nuns of Casco Bay. Shamen took a turn on the helm, then helped teach Dolan how to steer. Dolan held the course for awhile then passed it on to Eva, who guided us to our Anchorage.

Everyone is eager to be aboard and excited to be going, Zak was full of questions and Lydon and Jonathan helped with bow watch so we didn't pick up any pots. Once we were anchored we set up an anchor watch and settled in for a beautiful night.

I almost forgot! Dolan, Shamen and Jonathan cooked an amazing pasta dinner which everyone enjoyed.

This morning it's breakfast and cleaning then we'll get underway and head south.