Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
By Purser Allison
While anchored at Nahant just outside of Boston, the crew enjoyed a bright sunshiny morning and spiffed up the ship. She is glistening with new paint and varnish and looks beautiful and ready to receive visitors. As the Boston Tall Ship Festival will be a well attended and significant event, the crew was instructed on safety and security. Later in the afternoon, Captain Sikkema gave an informative lecture to a very attentive crew on the different types of rigs on ships, the changes and the role they played throughout history. The Age of Sail is a fascinating time in history as is understanding the roots of tall ship sailing today.
Noon Position: 42°24.524’N 070°52.207W
Day’s Run: At anchor
Wind: SSE F1
Weather: Good changing to overcast and rainy
Swell height and direction: <1m SExS