Item NART6 - Whale Ship Charles W. Morgan Going to Sea (circa 1907) 

This large format (20” x 16”) unsigned photograph was surely taken by Albert Church Cook about 1907 when the Charles W. Morgan (New Bedford’s most famous whaleships) departed on a voyage to the Pacific Ocean.  Cook took several photographs of this event from the steam tug boat that towed the Morgan out into Buzzards Bay, finally to set it on its way at the mouth of that body of water.  Several of these photographs are reproduced in Cook’s book “Whale Ships and Whaling,” but none of those were taken at the exact moment as this one.  The series of photos shows the tow line and the progressive shaking out of the suit of sails.  This image captures the time when the top sails, top gallant sails, main course sails and the flying jibs have been set.  It is a wonderful picture of a venerable whale ship, that in about seven or eight months from now will be again sailing to New Bedford, from Mystic, Connecticut after her first complete refurbishment since 1881.  This photographic print is suitable for framing.  Fine.







Price -  $40.00

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