This is a drawing of a slipped hitch knot that was used on whaleboats. The knot is called the slipped hitch, because it came apart fairly easily. Once the whale was spotted, those boats had to move out quickly! This is one of a series of drawings of knots I did in preparation for our Dalvero Academy show, Restoring a Past, Charting a Future that is on display at Mystic Seaport. Please check out the show if you are in the area. It has the work of 24 wonderful artists, all interpreting the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan, the last American wooden whaling ship.