The “Shutter Plank” Goes on the Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Today at Mystic Seaport, CT

morgan1Correction:  The original post listed the wrong date for the anticipated launching of the  Charles W. Morgan. The correct date is  July 21, 2013.

Congratulations to the Mystic Seaport Museum and all those working on the whaleship Charles W. Morgan.  This afternoon at around 2PM,  the final plank, the “shutter plank” fastened to the hull of the historic whaleship.  The plank is called the “shutter plank” because it shuts in and completes the hull.  The Charles W. Morgan, built in 1841, is America’s last surviving wooden whaleship and has been undergoing a five year restoration at the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT.  If all goes well, the Morgan will be re-launched on July 21, 2013.

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2 Responses to The “Shutter Plank” Goes on the Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Today at Mystic Seaport, CT

  1. G.R. Buckhorn says:

    A small correction to this nice entry: the Charles W. Morgan will be launched on July 21, 2013 (not June 21).

  2. Rick Spilman says:

    Thanks. Fixed it.

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