We are sophomores at Webb Institute, a college for naval architecture and marine engineering on Long Island. Each year at Webb, every student completes an 8 week winter work period. Freshmen year students work at a shipyard, sophomore year on a ship, and junior and senior years in a design office. Last winter, one of us worked at Bay Ship & Yacht in San Francisco, and the other at Foss in Seattle. This year we are working on the Matson Manoa, an 860-ft containership. Neither of us have ever been aboard a ship of this magnitude.
This blog will detail our experiences as we travel between the ports of Oakland, Honolulu and Seattle.
Thanks for reading!
Barr Turner and Hannah Wistort
Webb Institute Class of 2017