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June 18, 2014

The Charles W. Morgan sails again! And I'll be on it!

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I'm happy to announce that I will be joining the captain and crew of the 19th-century whaleship, Charles W. Morgan, as a 38th Voyager during the ship’s historic voyage this summer, on the Provincetown to Boston leg of the journey. While aboard the Morgan, I will create a reportage essay of the voyage, in words and pictures, to add to my reportage of the restoration of the ship, and will be posting some of the drawings here on USK. (I am also working on drawings and prints regarding whale conservation, that will be exhibited in 2015 at Mystic Seaport with the Dalvero Academy.)

I'm so excited about all of this, it's been a busy summer already! The drawings here are of the Morgan's trip from her home in Mystic Seaport to the port of New London, where she underwent sea trials. Will post more drawings soon - as soon as I can scan them!!


all drawings © Veronica Lawlor, 2014

About the 38th Voyage of the Morgan: During the voyage, nearly 80 people, dubbed 38th Voyagers, will participate in an unprecedented public-history event. During one leg of the voyage, each 38th Voyager will take part in their own unique project using the Morgan as a focal point for their discoveries. The 38th Voyagers come from across the world and a wide variety of backgrounds including artists, historians, scientists, journalists, teachers, musicians, scholars, and descendants of whaling crews. Once back on shore, each 38th Voyager will submit a personal work that embodies their experience. These works may be incorporated into a coming exhibit at Mystic Seaport. To follow the voyage in full, please visit www.mysticseaport.org/38thvoyage

11 comments :

VHein said...

This is really exciting, Veronica--Congratulations! I look forward to seeing more of these wonderful sketches!

marctaro said...

THIS IS AWESOME! So excited to see what you will do with this! That's the best project EvAR. Can't wait for the book! There will be a book right?

Veronica Lawlor said...

Thank you Virginia and Marc, I'm really looking forward to this.
A book...yes...that's the plan... ;) Thanks for your enthusiasm!

Cathy Gatland said...

How exciting and what a good choice to be doing this! Love these sketches and look forward to more - bon voyage!

Suhita said...

What an amazing experience it will be! Bon Voyage, Veronica! Looking forward to more sketches.

Veronica Lawlor said...

Thank you ladies!

Charleston Sketchers said...

Veronica,
Love your CW Morgan work!! My husband and I are quite nearby in a cove near Essex living on our boat for the summer. We are planning to travel out into the LI Sound to see her under full sail we hope!! I'll be looking forward to your artwork and hearing about the journey and who knows, maybe we'll meet at some point in Mystic! Have a great time!!!
Anne

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Orling Dominguez said...

These are very exciting news Ronnie! look forward your posts. Have a very pleasant journey and a fantastic time drawing. Bon voyage!

cathy mcauliffe said...

Wow Ronnie very exciting! Sounds like a once in a lifetime adventure!

Veronica Lawlor said...

Thank you for your enthusiasm everyone! will post drawings from the trip - -