Old Ironsides

Another ship drawing, this time of the USS Constitution, docked in Boston harbor. I sailed up to the Constitution on board the Charles W. Morgan (more on that in a later post) and she was an awesome and imposing sight. The Morgan felt light and airy next to the Constitution’s huge black hull and black […]

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More Sails

Another drawing from the sail setting weekend at New London on the Charles W. Morgan. For this drawing I was standing on the dock but very close to where they were added the sails on the jibs. It was a strange and incredible point of view. This particular drawing is of the first sail attached. […]

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SAILS

Putting the sails on the masts of the Charles W. Morgan in the port of New London! I can’t wait to go again for the Sea Trials! This has been an amazing reportage event. Actually seeing the Charles W.  Morgan with sails on her 38th Voyage on the sea will be absolutely incredible! Margaret Hurst

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HANDS AND ROPE

Hands and rope. these are two drawings from last weekend when Dalvero Academy reportaged the sailing of the Charles W. Morgan on her 38th voyage. She went from Mystic Seaport to New London on March 17th. These hands/rope drawings were made the following day when the crew was attaching the sails to the jibs to […]

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Mystic Town

Here is a drawing with watercolor of the Morgan, the crane and the town of Mystic behind it. The history of this town is incredible. This scene is after the heavy mast was erected onto the ship, when the crane was dropping cement weights into the hull as ballast. To see more of my reportage […]

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Morgan Mast

I was at Mystic Seaport yesterday with members of Dalvero to watch and reportage the foremast of the Morgan being installed. In nuatical terms it’s called “stepping” and it’s a great milestone for a ship, done with great ceremony. It was such a wonderful drawing experience. The boat, the crane, the ropes and the crew […]

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Launch

                                      She is finally in the water.  After years of restoration we witnessed the Morgan being placed in her natural habitat. As you can see from the drawing the event was jam packed with people. Eddie Peña

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Slipped Hitch Knot

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 […]

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