Charles W. Morgan relaunching

It’s with great joy that I have loosely followed the restoration of a childhood dream vessel of mine, the Charles W. Morgan. She is the last surviving wooden whaling ship, and the oldest surviving commercial vessel in the united states. As a kid I took more than a few trips to nana and grandpa’s house in Old Lyme CT and the one place I always wanted to go was the seaport. The Seaport’s large collection of vessels, from full rigged ships to a fleet of small boats, inspired me as a kid as I know it inspired others. If you are in the northeast and so inclined, it’s a place certainly worth visiting. For more information on the relaunching you can visit Gcaptain’s article here, or Mystic Seaport’s website here.

About newenglandwaterman

1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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3 Responses to Charles W. Morgan relaunching

  1. lifeat6mpg says:

    I also have early childhood memories of visiting Mystic and walking the decks of the C W Morgan. I love the smell of an old wooden sailing vessel. Here is another interesting thread that a volunteer who worked on the project has at Wooden Boat ..

  2. Great thread, I checked up on it recently. I’m just really glad to see her being sailed!

  3. Marty Heyman says:

    Mystic at the end of June, with the WoodenBoat Show all along the waterfront and the throngs at the exhibits is a great place. Do come next year!?

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