[MARMAM] 38th Voyagers Announcement for Call for Proposals

Joe Roman romanjoe at gmail.com
Sun Dec 15 19:02:33 PST 2013


I am working with the Mystic Seaport, in Connecticut, on the 38th voyage of
the *Charles W. Morgan*. They are looking for a few good voyagers for
summer 2014.

Mystic Seaport seeks volunteers to participate in an exciting,
unprecedented public-history project onboard the 1841 whaleship *Charles W.
Morgan*. Beginning December 1, 2013, the Museum will accept project
proposals by talented, self-motivated adults from a range of disciplines
and backgrounds to document and share their experiences during the ship’s
commemorative 38th Voyage.

In summer 2014 the *Charles W. Morgan* will sail for the first time in more
than 80 years. During its first 37 voyages (1841-1921), this vessel
ventured into all the world’s oceans in pursuit of whale oil and baleen,
carrying multi-ethnic crews and coming into contact with many different
cultures. Now a National Historic Landmark, the *Morgan* will sail to seven
New England ports, engaging communities with their maritime heritage,
raising awareness of the changing perceptions about whales, and furthering
ongoing research into whales, whaling, and whaling peoples.

During the day-long passages between ports, Museum staff will examine every
aspect of the voyage to better understand the past experiences of those who
sailed this ship and others like her. While rooted in history, the 38th
Voyage is not a reenactment, but rather an opportunity to add to the ship’s
story with contemporary perspectives. We seek additional public
participants, with each volunteer sailing aboard one voyage leg (one night
plus the following day). These “38th Voyagers” will document and filter
this experience through their own perspectives and talents, producing
finished products for the Museum to share online and through exhibits,
publications, and public programs.
For an application please go to
http://www.mysticseaport.org/38thvoyagers/

Best,

Joe

Joe Roman, PhD

 Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar

Duke University Marine Laboratory


Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics <http://www.uvm.edu/giee/>

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

University of Vermont

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