Seaports throughout New England are celebrating as the Charles W. Morgan sails in on her historic 38th voyage.
The last time the Charles W. Morgan was under sail was 1921 and Warren Harding was President. Twenty years later, in November, 1941, the skies were leaden and the wind whipped the chilly sea air as the 1841 whaleship was towed from New Bedford, MA to Mystic CT.
They were filthy, determined and exhausted. No wonder they sang. You’re out on the ocean, miles from home, on a whaling ship. How do you get your crew to work in unison for the betterment of the voyage? After all,…
1850s Heavy Metal Is Alive. In an 1850s seafaring town like Mystic you couldn’t run down to the Whaling-Depot-R-Us store to pick up a sister hook or belaying pin.