As the restored whaling ship Charles W. Morgan prepares for her first sailing adventure since 1921, the Mystic Seaport is running a series of short web videos on the 173-year-old vessel’s reconstruction.
Watch the first video here:
The Morgan first came to Mystic, Connecticut, in 1941, after being towed from Buzzards Bay, where she had been exhibited at Colonel Edward H.R. Green’s Round Hill estate in South Dartmouth since her whaling days ended in 1921. For the next 70-plus years the Charles W. Morgan was toured by more than 20 million visitors.
After years of labor, the ship was completely restored in Mystic Seaport’s shipyard to her former sailing glory, and this year the Morgan will embark on a voyage that will take her to New London, New Bedford, Boston and the Cape Cod Canal, where she will participate in the 100th Anniversary of the famous waterway.
Learn more about the Charles W. Morgan.