Ryan Leighton, a journalist from Boothbay, Maine, was the stowaway aboard the Charles W. Morgan during the ship’s historic 38th Voyage. Visit the Stowaway’s blog »
I spent my last night alone, in the dark on the world’s last wooden whaling ship. How fitting for a stowaway. My crew mates had packed their bags and left the ship heading in different directions. For some, home was just a few hours away. For others, home was over the horizon, sailing to the far reaches of the world.