Welcome to the 38Talk Message Boards.


A Forum for Discussions among Voyagers and Others related to the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Re: Memorabilia
    From: Michelle Moon
    Date: 2014 Jul 6, 16:53 -0700

    You remind me of an anecdote. Also through the auspices of Mystic Seaport, I was fortunate enough to sail once on a USS Constitution Turnaround Cruise. During the entire cruise, a few service members were tasked with continually running an American flag (not the ensign, an additional flag) up and down a flag-halyard. They would run one flag up, bring it right back down, fold it, unpack a new flag, run it up, bring it down, fold it, etc. They must have gone through hundreds of flags during the few hours we were out. When I asked about it, I learned that it was to generate a stock of "flags flown aboard the Constitution under sail" for commemmorative gifts for cadets and officers. So no, you're not alone - we do really seem to value the stories that link these objects together. This connects to some of the thoughts people have shared about the Morgan's "originality." Is a 2014 quarter that has sailed aboard the Morgan physically different from a 2014 Quarter that stayed shoreside? Not appreciably. But the story of the person who takes the quarter aboard, remembers it, hands it down to someone else with the accompanying tale - that distinguishes that quarter from every other quarter, as long as the tale is remembered.

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is 38Talk?

    Join 38Talk

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your 38Talk messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site