From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
The ship is a living, breathing ecosystem that Charlotte becomes very much a part of. When Charlotte goes down into top cargo to fetch her clothing, for example, she refers to it as being in the belly of the whale (6.55). The animal comparison is apt since the Seahawk even seems to have a mind of its own. It sways, it bends, it heaves. The ship also plays a very large role in overthrowing Captain Jaggery (21.78). Is it Charlotte who finally defeats him or is it the ship itself that finally does away with the captain?