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Special ‘Tall Ship’ Photo Album October 20, 2012

On October 11 and 12, the fifth graders in Mr. Maderas and Mrs. Ederer’s class were treated to a special overnight field trip aboard the tall sailing ship Spirit of Dana Point in the Santa Barbara Harbor.  Funded by the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, the trip gave students a once-in-a-lifetime experience as crew members on a ship that is a replica of an early 1800s-era privateer that would travel around Cape Horn to Alta California.  Mrs. Ederer took some nice photos of the trip, and we thought you all would like to see them.  Also, one of the parents who went on the trip, Mr. Kevin Merrill, wrote a newspaper article about it.  You can read the article here.  Hope you enjoy the pictures!Joe Dana, Principal

Tall Ship 1  
Before going aboard, the fifth graders experienced what it was like for a sailing crew to be mustered …

Tall Ship 2 Each crew member had to sign the Captain’s Log …

Tall Ship 3 A young seaman learns to work with rope and tie knots …

Tall Ship 5 One group took a small boat ashore to gather some hides, a very typical task among sea trading ships in Alta California …

Tall Ship 6 Some of the crew get a closer look at the ship’s wheel and captain’s bell …

Tall Ship 7 Taking down the American flag at the end of the day …

Tall Ship 8 Fun on the deck …

Tall Ship 10 Being part of a ship’s crew is a team effort …

Tall Ship 11 The crew learned to use ropes to bring aboard a heavy barrel.  They were asked to make sure the barrel cleared an orange on the ledge.  It did!

Tall Ship 12 Dinner on deck consisted of stew and a glass of water.  The stew didn’t taste very good … but it gave the crew a sense of what sailors in the 1800s had to eat.

Tall Ship 13 Tidying up before bedtime.  The crew slept on bunks …

Tall Ship 14 Swabbing the decks before departing the ship …

In conclusion, we all would like to thank the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum once again for sponsoring this incredible experience for our fifth graders.  We already are planning to do this again in 2013-2014!