Charles W. Morgan Crew arranged by:

Name    Position    Birth Place    Country    Voyage    About the Project
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4th Mates on board on the Charles W. Morgan

(Ordered by voyage)


VoyageNameAgeBirth PlaceResidenceCountry
9 Nesmith, Antone  27 Western Island New Bedford Portugal
10 Perry, Joseph S. 33     Pico
12 Howland, James S. 23 Rochester, MA Rochester USA
12 Gonsalves, Casamere  36 Brava New Bedford Portugal
14 Martin, Honorio A. 36 Portugal San Francisco USA
15 Martin, Honorio A. 37 Portugal San Francisco USA
16 Leach, Simeon C. 49 Massachusetts San Francisco USA
17 De Gloria, Jose  30 West Indies San Francisco USA
18 Howland, Charles A. 24 Massachusetts San Francisco USA
20 Avellar, Joe  33 Western Isles San Francisco Portugal
21 Perry, Julius B. 39 Cape de Verde San Francisco USA
22 Martin, Honorio A. 45 Cape de Verde San Francisco USA
23 Thurston, Joseph  49 New York San Francisco USA
24 Thurston, Joseph  49 New York San Francisco USA
25 Thurston, Joseph  51 New York San Francisco USA
26 Thurston, Joseph         
27 Tower, C. M.        
28 Pereira, John         
29 McLachlan, R. L.        
30 Alameda, Antone J.        
37 Soares, Antonio D.        
33 Tilton, S.[Shadrach] D.        



Boatheader: The man who steers the boat in going on a whale, and afterwards kills it. Generally a mate, but sometimes an experience whaleman with no ship duties save masthead and cutting-stage, whose only title is boatheader.

Boatsteerer: Harpooner. The man who pulls the harpoon oar, darts the iron into the whale, and then steers while the mate or boat-hander lances him.

Greenhand: Inexperienced man on his first whaling voyage.

Preventer Boatsteerer: A substitute boatsteerer. The foremast hand who is next in line for promotion. He pulls bow oar.

Shipkeeper: Usually the cooper, who acts as sailing master while the boats are away.