Photo #: NH 56851-B
"Main yard there! ... Come down"
Lieutenant Alexander G. Gordon, Commanding Officer of the U.S. Brig Porpoise, hails crewmen working aloft, during her anti-slavery cruise off Africa, 1848.
Sketch by Captain's Clerk Charles F. Sands, reproduced from his journal kept on board the Porpoise during this cruise.
Courtesy of Mr. W.F. Sands, 1939.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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18 September 2003