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)


VoyageNameAgeBirth PlaceResidenceCountry
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.        
35 Freitas, Benjamin         
35 Tarvas, Paul         
35 Thompson, Walter         
34 Leamba, John H.        
31 Beetham, Joseph         



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.