A Forum for Discussions among Voyagers and Others related to the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan
Re: Already arrived at Mass Maritime Academy
From: Ger Tysk
Date: 2014 Jul 8, 16:09 -0400
It was apparently the shortest leg of the voyage so it was always going to be short...the original plan was to leave around noon and catch the tide at 6pm but Capt Files decided to leave earlier and catch the noon tide. We made amazing time and sailed most of the way there- staysails set, lower and upper topgallants until the halfway point and then they let loose the main and the spanker for a bit before the pilot came on.
Hmm. Today's voyage leg appears to have been short. They were outside the hurricane barrier at New Bedord at about 8:00am and arrived at Mass Maritime a few minutes after noon. Is that right? Were there weather concerns? Or was this always planned as a short leg?
PS: I owe several long replies on longitude, lunars, original fabric, and more, and I will have time later this afternoon to get back to those topics!
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