Bark Morning Star of New Bedford before the wind, returning from a voyage. The Morning Star was built in Dartmouth, Mass. in 1853. You can tell the general age of this photograph by the metal hoops at the top of her foremast, installed to give mastheads a steadier purchase while looking out for whales. Ships built before 1850 did not generally have the mast hoops.
Here is another photo of her from the photo collections of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, docked and loading ship, as well as a cyanotype of her hove down for hull repairs.
Scan from Albert Cook Church’s Whale Ships and Whaling.

Bark Morning Star of New Bedford before the wind, returning from a voyage. The Morning Star was built in Dartmouth, Mass. in 1853. You can tell the general age of this photograph by the metal hoops at the top of her foremast, installed to give mastheads a steadier purchase while looking out for whales. Ships built before 1850 did not generally have the mast hoops.

Here is another photo of her from the photo collections of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, docked and loading ship, as well as a cyanotype of her hove down for hull repairs.

Scan from Albert Cook Church’s Whale Ships and Whaling.