Matthew Ecklund: Voyage Journal
A Voyager, artist and educator shares drawings of whales inspired by his time on the 38th Voyage.
Mystic Seaport invited everyone who sailed on the Morgan during the Voyage to record their thoughts and experiences on journal pages. Participants could express themselves in whatever medium they chose, from prose and artwork to scientific data. Read all journal entries »
Matthew Ecklund serves as Head Educator for Call of the Sea, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, Calif. focused on educating the public (particularly youth) about the ocean, marine mammals, and sailing. He is also an avid artist, with a particular interest in the evolution of scientific illustrations of whales. In 2009, he completed work on his Honors Art Exhibition at Macalester College, Ligatura Cetacea. In this exhibition, he “became a seventeenth-century illustrator,” producing “fifty quill and ink drawings of whales bound in lines.”
Eighty-five individuals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds sailed aboard the ship and participated in an unprecedented public-history project, using their own perspectives and talents to document their experiences. Meet the Voyagers »