Thursday, December 01, 2005
More Charles W. Morgan
Here's the fo'cstle of the Morgan, where the crew would have spent their free time. Melville claimed that the crew had a better voyage than the officers, because the fo'cstle was upwind of everything else on the ship, while the officers where back in the stern. Makes sense, especially on a whaling ship, which had a giant stove for rendering whale blubber in the middle of the deck.
And this is, of course, is the steering-wheely-thingy.