Charles W. Morgan Crew arranged by:
Name Position Birth Place Country Voyage About the Project
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Positions on board the Charles W. Morgan
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 boat-header.
Boatsteerer: Harponeer. The man who pulls the harpoon oar, darts the iron inot the whale, and then steers while the mater 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.