After a quick 24 hours in Long Beach to bunker and get our propeller cleaned, the Training Ship Golden Bear departed right on schedule at 9:00 a.m. Friday, May 12th - southbound to Cabo San Lucas, MX.

Weather is getting warmer - a little overcast but not much wind. 

One of the main tasks cadets will do upon departure from a port, especially when we are going from a domestic to foreign port, is washing down the anchor chain as you can see here.

pulling anchor  anchor chain

Once the anchor is pulled, cadets will wash it off before it is stowed away in the chain locker. This is done for two main reasons: to prevent any transmittal of invasive species, and to clean off the sea water and mud to prevent corrosion.

Anchor chain - cleaning


Check back often and follow the voyage with our blog series that gives the latest news from Summer Cruise! The TSGB will travel to Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Baja Mexico, Apia, Samoa, Hilo, Hawaii, and Astoria, Oregon prior to returning to Vallejo on July 7.

Stay tuned for updates to the Follow the Voyage blog.

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