By: Matt Rutherford On: July 30, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 0

The fog has finally lifted enough to sit done and write this blog.  Well, I’m not sitting, I’m standing in the pilot house scanning the horizon for icebergs while trying to write.  We spend our watches staring out into the fog prepared to dodge whenever little berg may pop...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: July 29, 2015 In: Education, STEM Education Comments: 4

It is 12:00 am and Matt woke me up for my watch, as usual I pull on my boots and warm layers on then emerge from my cabin. I am in awe with what I see and immediately become wide awake. Just off the bow the persistent sun casts...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: July 26, 2015 In: Education, STEM Education Comments: 4

8th Grade STEM Students Response to “Sailing a Nearly Frozen Sea”

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By: Matt Rutherford On: July 23, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 2

Outside of hurricanes and tropical storms July is a great month to sail the North Atlantic.  Both times I’ve sail the Labrador Sea I’ve had steady Southeast winds around 25kts for days on end.  The Labrador Sea may be foggy and wet but pushes you north at a good...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: July 16, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 5

After rounding southeast Newfoundland we could finally head north.  It’s pretty incredible how far east you have to go before you can turn north heading from the U.S. east coast.  Canada is wider than it looks on a map. It was great to finally be heading north towards Greenland but...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: July 13, 2015 In: STEM Education Comments: 3

Who cares about Greenland and why is the Ocean Research Project team going there? About 90% of the island is covered in ice and the people and animals who live there rely on it staying froze. They live along the rocky fringes separated around the island by partially frozen...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: July 8, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 1

When we left the Deleware Bay I was planning on taking a more offshore route to Newfoundland, similar to the route I took in 2011 when sailing around the Americas.  Poseidon had a different plan in mind and so we had to adapt.  Certainly never thought we’d be stopping...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: July 1, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 1

We were heading for Newfoundland and wound up in Nantucket. The first time I sailed alone across the Atlantic in 2008 I was heading for Iceland and wound up in England.  In my defense I had a late start in 2008 and then got nailed by tropical storm Christabel...

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