Charles W. Morgan Crew arranged by:Name Position Birth Place Country Voyage About the Project
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Boatheaders on board on the Charles W. Morgan(Ordered by voyage)
|15||King, H. M.||38||Edgartown||Edgartown||USA|
|17||Flanders, R.[Robert] N.||40||Massachusetts||San Francisco||USA|
|18||Enos, Frank||33||Oakland||San Francisco||USA|
|19||Young, William H.||50||R.I.||San Francisco||USA|
|23||Avellar, Joe||37||Massachusetts||San Francisco||USA|
|24||Avellar, Joe||38||Western Islands||San Francisco||USA|
|32||Christian, George P.|
|34||Leamba, John H.|
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.