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Posted by Tall Ships America on August 17, 2012


New York City skyline way in the distance

This past Sunday and Monday, I had the opportunity to sail on Summerwind, the sail training vessel with the  U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, NY, from Boston down to New York. Never one to pass up the opportunity to sail on a beautiful ship (or any ship, who are we kidding?) I leapt at the chance and soon found myself going through the Cape Cod Canal for the first time and rocking and rolling across Buzzards Bay.  It started out overcast and cloudy but, by my watch, the skies had cleared enough for a Milky Way sighting and plenty of shooting starts in anticipation of the meteor shower later that night.

Good morning from Long Island Sound from Joe and Captain Kabak (L)

I woke up to a glorious Monday morning on Long Island Sound, sat back and enjoyed the ride. Since we were a small crew and delivering the ship to Kings Point, there was a relaxed vibe on board.  It was a spectacular day out on the water and we spied another member vessel out enjoying the weather, schooner SoundWaters. All to soon, we had arrived in Kings Point and it was time to go home.

Kings Point campus and marina

A Monday spent on the water, on a pretty ship, on a gorgeous summer day? It was so much better than sitting at a desk, that is for sure.  A huge thank you to Captain Kabak and his stellar crew for the invite and a great trip!

Preparing Summerwind to leave Boston on Sunday afternoon


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