Hamlet’s Man Cave

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Cronenberg Castle, Denmark, 1808. Watercolor, Thomas Leslie, artist. Mariners’ Collections 2007.0023.000022

Sailor Made

Among my favorite past Museum exhibitions is Sailor Made, an amazing showing of the artistic talents of sailors, objects ranging from scrimshaw tusks to sea chests, knot boards to knitting needles, and carved coconuts to cameos. I was fascinated by what these mariners constructively and creatively chose to do with their spare time at sea.   Read more