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CHARLES W. MORGAN at Round Hill, South Dartmouth, MA, 1925

black-and -white negative; nitrate negative

Rosenfeld, Morris
USA, MA, South Dartmouth
nitrate negative
overall: 7 x 5 in.

7x5 nitrate negative by Morris Rosenfeld, 1925. Image is a starboard quarter view of CHARLES W. MORGAN, with stern clearly visable, cradled in a sand bed at Round Hill. CHARLES W. MORGAN was re-rigged as a ship when refitted at Round Hill. Whaleboats hanging from the davits at starboard are clearly visable. To the right in the image is a man with two children. On the enshrinement of Charles W. Morgan at Round Hill, South Dartmouth, MA: “Towed to the south beach of Round Hill, the ‘Morgan’ was floated ashore and a cofferdam built around her. Sand was then pumped in to the waterline, surrounding the vessel. Federal authorities in Washington assured Colonel Green that this was the best method for preserving a wooden ship. A reproduction of an old-time wharf was then built beside the ‘Morgan,’ giving the impression that the old whaler was tied up alongside.” -- Hirshson, G. Warren, The whale ship Charles W. Morgan, Reynolds Printing Co., New Bedford, MA, 1932, p.4-5. Typewritten on original negative sleeve: "17275-F 1925 / Whaler at New Bedford / CHARLES W. MORGAN [Box] 1413". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Videodisc and frame number: 3-48078. DUP 1


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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Whaling ships