Tag: American Maritime History

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….

Mediterranean Passport for Ship ORRIS

A “New” Mediterranean Passport

The G.W. Blunt White Library acquired a Mediterranean Passport, also known as a ship’s passport, for a locally-built ship. A recent acquisition by the Library has links to both the local area and our own collections. The document pictured below,…