Beginning the Journey

Monday, July 26, 2010
Transiting to the Ballard Locks
Dean Lisa Graumlich visits the RV Thompson

John Delaney (right) welcomes Lisa Graumlich, Dean of the University of Washington College of the Environment, aboard the R/V Thompson while the vessel is offshore Shilshole in Seattle. Center left: Jerry Paros, President of Paroscientific Inc; center right: Cara Mathison, UW College of the Environment. Photo by Ed McNichol. 

Transiting to Grays Harbor

During July 26 and 27th, the R/V Thompson transited through Puget Sound and the Straits of Juan de Fuca to Grays Harbor, WA.

July 26 was a busy day for the Thompson. We arrived at the Rainier Fueling dock at 0500 and completed this operation at 1300. The Thompson then transited just off of Shilshole Marina for testing of the robotic vehicle Jason and the autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry. While offshore from Shilshole, the ship was visited by Lisa Graumlich, the new Dean of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. Under bright and sunny skies, and calm weather, testing of both vehicles went well. Shipboard, the day was spent tying down gear, beginning to get our sea legs, and preparing for follow-on science dives. Late in the evening the Thompson began its transit to the mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca for its journey south on July 27th to Grays Harbor.