In The Rigging

vl_in_the_riggingAs some of you may know, Dalvero Academy (with Studio 1482) has been documenting the restoration of the whale-ship the Charles W. Morgan for the last few years. We had an exhibit of our reportage and illustration work inspired by the restoration, which opened at Mystic Seaport in 2012. (www.dalveromystic.com) This summer, The Charles W. Morgan will sail again, for the first time in about 90 years! She will be on a mission of education and raise awareness for whale conservation efforts, in partnership with NOAA and the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. We are so happy that Mystic Seaport has asked Dalvero Academy to continue to be a part of this historic event. There will also be members of the public invited to sail on one of the legs of her journey – the “38th Voyagers.” There was a national call, and I’m happy to say that I will be one of the Voyagers, along with fellow Dalvero artist Evan Turk. We were at Mystic Seaport this past Saturday for our training day, which included a chance to climb up in the rigging of the ship. That was wonderfully exciting and terrifying at the same time – those ropes are kind of slippery, especially since it was a rainy day! I don’t know how sailors do it with such agility on a sunny, calm day – can’t even imagine how they did it in the middle of a storm, in the middle of the sea. Gives me an even greater respect for their talents, wow.

But the view from up there is pretty spectacular…

posted by Veronica

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