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Which is your favorite shift to stand watch?


This week’s question wasn’t so hard. While we thought the daylight shifts would get loads of support, most of the captains and crew piping in on our social media Friday Funday question this week opted for that 0-dark-thirty shift just before the dawn.

Of course, it was mostly captains sharing their thoughts this week, which explains why they get this coveted shift. They make the watch schedule, after all.

Capt. Tedd Greenwald had a different take. He prefers to stand watch midnight to 4 am “because if I’m awake, nothing will break down at 3 a.m.”

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Lucy Chabot Reed is publisher and founding editor of The Triton.

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3 thoughts on “Which is your favorite shift to stand watch?

  1. Christopher Hezelgrave

    graveyard watch, midnight to 0400, no guests, no owners, no hassles, crew are usually quiet and I get to finish in time to quietly sit and enjoy the dawn….

  2. Jeffrey Guymon

    I always take the 8 to 12 shift so I don’t have to get up early in the morning.

  3. brucie

    the long night is over as the first dawn lights! Such a pleasure to be on watch from 4-8, especially if it’s been a stormy night!! The light always brought a new perspective and the beauty of watching the sun rise can’t be denied

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