A Forum for Discussions among Voyagers and Others related to the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan
From: John Bryant
Date: 2014 Jul 6, 21:23 +0000
Yes! somehow the Morgan occupies a very real space even though the material that makes the space is not "original." I also like the infinite renewability of wooden ships idea. I'll be looking for those original timbers, too.
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Sent: Sunday, July 6, 2014 4:41 PM
To: John L. Bryant
Subject: [38Talk] Re: Theseus' Ship; the Morgan; Fluid Texts
But having said this, I want to know how many of us will want to see, touch, and feel some part of that 10-20% of the ship that Frank tells us is "original." Can we touch the keel, without jumping over board. (Melville, or rather Ishmael, has a chapter on the risks of knowing what the whale's spout is: you risk death finding out; but I won't get into that.