Charles W. Morgan Crew arranged by:

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

(Ordered by voyage)


VoyageNameAgeBirth PlaceResidenceCountry
17 Johnson, Peter  42 Denmark San Francisco Denmark
19 James, Thomas  40 England San Francisco England
20 Brown, Robert  45 England San Francisco USA
20 Spencer, Charles  26 Holland San Francisco Holland
21 Carter, Edward  40 England San Francisco England
22 Anderson, A.  25 Sweden San Francisco Sweden



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.