Stellwagen Bank: July 11
"Within the museum world, we regularly debate what constitutes the best use of an artifact: should it be stored away, unseen but preserved, or should it be kept out for viewing or even touching by the public?"
"But because I’ve trod
the Morgan’s deck, watched her 19 sails unfurl, explored her blubber room, because
I know her live oak keel steadies her, she becomes precise in word and paint. With the barbaric Pequod, Ryder’s moonlit vessels, Turner’s whale ships, spewing gore into a blood red dawn, the Morgan now looms and moves across the canvas
of my mind, sails billowing."