Whales and Whaling

Charles W. Morgan – Restored to Greatness

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.

Music of the Sea: The Chanteys of Mystic Seaport

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,…