Historical logs

Historical Log Entries from the Charles W. Morgan

Throughout the voyage, entries were added based on some of the logs and journals from the Morgan‘s past. We sampled a number of different years to give a taste of the long history of the ship as she traveled from 1841 into the 20th century. Spelling, syntax and the whaleman’s jargon were retained, and occasionally a link was added to the image of the original logbook to give further insight into the world of the American whaleman. The life of the whaleman could be extremely frenetic during the hunt, physically taxing during the cutting in and trying out, and downright boring as the ship traveled thousands of miles in search of their prey. The entries hopefully express a little of each.

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