Charles W. Morgan Crew arranged by:

Name    Position    Birth Place    Country    Voyage    About the Project
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Engineer/Carpenters on board on the Charles W. Morgan

(Ordered by voyage)


VoyageNameAgeBirth PlaceResidenceCountry
14 Stanton, Charles  28 Penn San Francisco USA
15 Stanton, Charles  28 Pennsylvania San Francisco USA
16 Stanton, Charles  30 VT. [Other voyages list birth place as PA.] San Francisco USA



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.