Joee Patterson: Cigar-Box Ukelele

Cigar-box ukelele

Deckhand Joee Patterson brought this ukelele, made from a cigar box, with her on board the Morgan to play during leisure time on the 38th Voyage. She recalls that “many of the crew of the 38th Voyage were talented musicians” who would often play their instruments together in the blubber room. Joee received the ukelele as a gift from creator Zeke Leonard, who specializes in making instruments from found objects.