Charles W. Morgan Crew arranged by:

Name    Position    Birth Place    Country    Voyage    About the Project
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Blacksmiths on board on the Charles W. Morgan

(Ordered by voyage)


VoyageNameAgeBirth PlaceResidenceCountry
14 Williams, George  30 England San Francisco England
15 Edwards, Charles  31 Massachusetts San Francisco USA
16 Burdock, William A 33 Wis. San Francisco USA
18 Walker, James H. 41 England San Francisco USA
21 Stewart, Charles  24 Ill. San Francisco USA
21 Bower, Thomas  29 Pennsylvania San Francisco USA
14 Kennell [Kennett], James  27 New York San Francisco USA
20 Andersen, Peder  32 Denmark San Francisco Denmark



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.