Mystic Seaport Keeps Traditional Shipbuilding Secrets Alive

Mystic Seaport Keeps Traditional Shipbuilding Secrets Alive
The Charles W. Morgan. Photo Mystic Seaport

TheDay.com: Growing up just down the coast in Madison [Connecticut], Matt Barnes remembers family visits to the historic whaling ship Charles W. Morgan at the Mystic Seaport.

“I always came here as a kid, and the Morgan has always been an attraction for me,” the 30-year-old Barnes said.

He did an internship at the Seaport while studying to become a boatbuilder at the International Yacht Restoration School of Technology & Trades in Newport [Rhode Island], and is now one of about a dozen young shipwrights working under six senior shipwrights on the restoration of the Morgan, the world’s last wooden whaleship.

Read more about shipwrights working on the Charles W. Morgan.