I didn't know what to expect. Only thing I had a chance to do was reading an article from Mystic seaport website ( http://www.mysticseaport.org/event/charles-w-morgan-mast-stepping/ ). The ceremony was started at 10:00am. So I aimed for 9:30am. At that morning I was worried I would be too early because of museum opening time. Later I found that I wasn't early at all. I was late. Yes, I was fashionably late.
Reportage is a general analysis over all event and place through Artist's eyes and hands.
I missed the preparations of stepping mast (event). My fellow artist Susan Buroker left home 4:00am and arrived Mystic 7:00am. I wish I knew I could get in that early. But I didn't and I thought this would be a good lesson for me. Now I know. Next time I won't miss it. :D None the less I missed the preparation it was great and more than I could imagine. I would be very disappointed if I missed this.
I didn't have time to walk around or drink a cup of coffee. I briefly Hi to my friends (Susan, Despina and Margaret) then I had to start to draw it. It was happening already...
Mystic crews were working on ropes when I arrived there. The mast was placed and ready to be hook to the crane.
After Mystic crews took a lunch break, They brought in bricks. The ship looked so good. :D
I hope you enjoy my reportage. Thank you and welcome.
You can see more pictures and stories at below link from Mystic museum and stay tune for next stepping.