Charles W. Morgan Crew arranged by:

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

(Ordered by voyage)


VoyageNameAgeBirth PlaceResidenceCountry
1 Norton, Thomas A.        
2 Samson, John D.        
3 Samson, John D.     New Bedford  
4 Ripley, Tristam P.        
5 Fisher, Thomas N.        
6 Hamilton, James A.        
7 Landers, Thomas C.        
8 Athearn, George         
9 Tinkham, John M.        
10 Tinkham, John M.        
11 Ellis, Thomas L.        
12 Keith, Charles F.        
13 Smith, George A        
20 Earle, James A.M. 40 Massachusetts San Francisco USA
21 Earle, James A.M. 41 Massachusetts San Francisco USA
22 Layton, John S.        
23 Scullun, Thomas         
24 Scullun, Thomas      San Francisco USA
25 Scullun, Thomas         
26 Earle, James A.M.        
27 Scullun, Thomas         
28 Earle, James A.M.        
29 Earle, James A.M.        
30 Reed, Edwin J.        
31 Earle, James A.M.        
31 Nye, Hiram         
32 Gibbons, Arthur O.        
32 Church, Charles S.        
33 Church, Charles S.        
34 Cleveland, Benjamin D.        
37 Gonsalves, John         



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.