Sunday, October 21, 2007

Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship

Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship

Well, although this painting is not technically in my 'Painting Each Day' series, I did paint it in one day. The piece is an acrylic painting on panel and measures approx. 38" x 38" plus a 7" frame.

When I was in scouting, I stayed on the Charles W. Morgan whaleship ... we climbed the rigging, slept in narrow bunks, and sailed two person Dinghies around the harbour.

As the last surviving American wooden whaleship, and the oldest American merchant ship afloat, the Charles W. Morgan is unique today. When she was launched in 1841. the Morgan was one of more than 600 American whaleships that hunted whales to supply the worlds need for oil for lubrication and illumination. Named for her original owner, whaling merchant Charles W. Morgan of New Bedford, Massachusetts, the vessel made 37 voyages during an 80 year career.

After her retirement in 1921, the Morgan was preserved as an exhibit near new Bedford before coming to Mystic Seaport in 1941. She was named a National Historic Landmark in 1967 and since 1973 has been exhibited afloat here, restored to look much as she did around 1905.

This painting, complete with frame, is priced at $3000.00

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