A Forum for Discussions among Voyagers and Others related to the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan
From: John Bryant
Date: 2014 Jul 30, 15:47 +0000
Just a note to let you all know that I've finished (so far) my blog project on Melville and the Morgan, and you can view it at
I've also posted on my blog page a list of the other 38th Voyager blogs brought to my attention. If I've missed your blog, and you'd like to have a link to it appear on mine, just let me know.
Founding Editor, Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies
Consulting Editor, The Melville Society, http://melvillesociety.org/
Director, Melville Electronic Library
Director, Hofstra Digital Research Center
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Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:01 AM
To: John L. Bryant
Subject: [38Talk] Re: Ten days to Mystic, and another day before New London
Earlier this afternoon, I wrote:
"The MORGAN is being towed to New London. She will arrive on Wednesday morning around 10 a.m."That means the ship will be spending the night somewhere off-schedule, either near Newport (perhaps at Fort Adams again just for the night), or maybe behind the breakwater at Point Judith in the "Harbor of Refuge", which they could reach by about 7:00pm. Then if they leave just after dawn Wednesday morning, they could arrive at New London by 10:00am."
No time to stop. They're still sailing, now south of Fishers Island, already west of the longitude of Mystic Seaport, and it looks as if they'll be docked by 1:45am in New London. I did the ten-minute walk from my apartment to the south end of the island tonight around 7:30 and took a few photos of the Morgan off in the distance. Under tow and sails furled, she seemed asleep (see below). I drove over to Beavertail Point around sunset and watched her in the distance through binoculars. She was really pitching dramatically. Seasickness motion! Must have been swells out there... I got some video but I haven't processed it yet.
Conanicut Island USA
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