Uncharted Waters

By Lisa Gilbert This past May, the Charles W. Morgan—the last remaining wooden whaling ship in the world—set sail for the first time in nearly a century. Its 38th voyage was unlike any that came before it. The ship once roamed every corner of the ocean in pursuit of whales. But it spent last summer

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Whale Tales

Shortly after moving to Arrowhead, his farmhouse on the outskirts of Pittsfield, Mass., Herman Melville wrote to a friend: “I have a sort of sea-feeling here in the country, now that the ground is covered in snow. I look out my window in the morning when I rise as I would out a port-hole of

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