Whales and Whaling

Whaling in the Movies

Presented by Senior Curator Fred Calabretta Throughout the history of the motion picture industry Hollywood has often been drawn to whales and whaling as movie themes offering action, excitement, adventure, and occasionally even romance. This presentation explores this story, which…

Detail from a Sea Letter for the CHARLES W. MORGAN dated 1859.

A Sea Letter for the CHARLES W. MORGAN

In October of 1859 Captain James Hamilton took over command of the CHARLES W. MORGAN for a voyage to the Pacific and the Arctic Oceans. Along the way the MORGAN made stops in Chile, Hawaii and Japan among other places….