Matthew Maury was an accomplished American scientist who explored ocean and wind currents. Based on ships' log books he mapped whale migration routes. Being from Virginia he sided with the South during the Civil War and was a pall bearer at Robert E. Lee's funeral.
Happy Valentine's Day. Part 2 of Ranger John's Salem Soap Opera is posted below. To see some of his past cartoons check out Salem Maritime's Photo Gallery. http://www.nps.gov/sama/photosmultimedia/photogallery.htm