Wild horses at Dungeness Ruins
Cumberland Island, Georgia
Ocean Classroom Semester students aboard Harvey Gamage are currently off
Cape Canaveral in the Gulf Stream. They are
expected in Fernadina
Beach, Florida on Friday morning.
When they arrive they'll check in through customs, provision the boat, and
students will head ashore to get their land legs back and eat some long-awaited ice cream!
They'll take a hike to Fort Clinch State Park where they visit the remains of masonry forts that once ran the entire length
of the seaboard during the Civil War. After Fernadina Beach they'll head to
Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia's largest barrier island. It boasts stunning landscapes, 20 miles of
pristine beach (plenty of space to stretch passage-weary legs), palmetto
forests, live oaks, wild horses and armadillos. While ashore, students and crew will have some
cookouts, do some hiking, and study the marsh estuary.
Duryea from Schooner Virginia
in Hato Nuevo, DR
crew is making their way through the Windward Passage and are currently off the
northeast corner of Cuba.
They'll soon break free of the Passage and make their way into the Old Bahama
Channel. From there they are bound for Fernadina Beach, Florida.
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Spring 2011 Graduation
Ocean Classroom Family and Friends:
Throughout our sailing voyage we will do our best to update the blog with both exciting tales of our adventures and photos to prove every word. Do not fret if there are no new updates for a few days, or even weeks during our longer passages; resources are limited, and we cannot post to the site until we find internet access ashore. We will do our best when resources and time are available.