The continued story of my time spent sailing on the restored Charles W. Morgan, the only surviving wooden whaling ship in the world:
As we sailed toward Boston on the Charles W. Morgan, a thick cloud of fog and mist settled over the ship. In that magical atmosphere, she seemed transformed into another ship, from another place and time. Which, of course, she was. Putting our trust in the captain and crew, we on board could not see where we were going, or have any idea how we would get to our destination. I drew slowly, methodically, as the ship moved forward into the mist.
As we continued on through the fog, one of the sailors began singing an old French sea shanty, The Legend of the Whale. It was a truly unique moment in a truly unique experience, and a voyage unlike any other.
If you would like to read Part 3 of my visual essay about the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan, you can visit my blog HERE.
This past July, I had the honor of being selected as one of 79 "38th Voyagers" to sail on the restored whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, as she made her way along the New England coast. The program, through Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, and partly funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, sought to bring artists, scientists, writers, and other academics on board, to see what their experiences would create.