Press Releases

September 23, 2004

Southampton College Sending Students Out to Sea
SEAmester spent taking classes, conducting field research

Amber Bryant (

For Immediate Release

Boston, MA – A group of 19 Southampton College students participating in the fall SEAmester will board the Harvey Gamage schooner and depart from Fan Pier in Boston, MA, at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3 for a semester of sailing, landing and learning across the Atlantic.

SEAmester is a nine-week program designed to allow select students to complete 12 hours of college courses, from Coastal Processes to Literature of the Sea, all while experiencing life on the ocean. The one-of-a-kind program was created in 1976 and attracts students from all over the country.

The group will sail along the east coast stopping at various points of interest to conduct field research. After docking in St. Mary’s, Ga., for provisions and a canoe trip on the Okefenokee Swamp, the students will sail to the Bahamas to study coral reefs. In the Dominican Republic, they will take a waterfall hike and view the Mangrove Swamps before journeying to their final destination, San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Dec. 2.

For more information on SEAmester, contact the Southampton College public relations office at (631) 287-8313.