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Gods Mortals and Protectors — Figureheads at Mystic Seaport

There is a magic to ship’s figureheads.  In Conrad’s Mirror of the Sea who wrote about the ships and figureheads that he saw on London’s docks:   It was a noble gathering of the fairest and the swiftest, each bearing … Continue reading

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Captain Wanted for 172 Year Old Whaling Ship, Charles W. Morgan – No Captain Ahabs Need Apply

Mystic Seaport is looking for a new captain for the newly rebuilt whaling ship, Charles W. Morgan. The whaler first sailed in 1841 and is scheduled to undertake a  three month voyage next summer.  The captain must have a 500-ton Near Coastal … Continue reading

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Charles W. Morgan Restoration

We posted yesterday about the “shutter plank” being fastened to the whaleship Charles W. Morgan in Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.  The Morgan, built in 1841, is America’s last surviving wooden whaleship and has been undergoing a fiver year restoration.   I came a across … Continue reading

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

Correction:  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, … Continue reading

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Charles W. Morgan Day at Mystic Seaport

This Saturday November 10, 2012, from 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m,, the Mystic Seaport Museum is celebrating the 71st anniversary of the arrival in Mystic of the whale ship Charles W. Morgan.  The Morgan was launched in 1841 and is … Continue reading

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21st Annual Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport, June 29-July 1

For anyone who loves wooden boats, Mystic Seaport is the place to be this weekend.  Starting Friday and running through the weekend, the 21st Annual WoodenBoat Show will feature a fleet of beautiful wooden boats of all shapes and sizes as well … Continue reading

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For the Love of Sea Music – Mystic Seaport’s 33rd Annual Sea Music Festival

Mystic Seaport has put together a wonderful short video where lovers of sea music speak of just it means to them, just in time for the Seaport’s upcoming 33rd Annual Sea Music Festival from June 7-10, 2012 in Mystic, Connecticut.  The three … Continue reading

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Help Save the Schooner Lettie G. Howard

The Lettie G. Howard is in trouble.  The wooden Fredonia schooner was built in Essex, Massachusetts in 1893. She was acquired by the South Street Seaport Museum in 1968 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.  She was recently drydocked … Continue reading

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Shanty Sings All Over – Mystic, New York, San Francisco, Port Townsend & Washington DC

This Saturday night, January7th, the Mystic Seaport will be hosting a “Chantey Blast and Pub Sing” from 1-5 PM in the Frohsinn Hall (aka the German Club), 54 Greenmanville Avenue, in Mystic CT as a fundraiser for the 33rd Annual Mystic Seaport Sea … Continue reading

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70th Anniversary Celebration of the Charles W Morgan at Mystic Seaport

Sail the Morgan 2014 is hosting a week-long celebration of the arrival of the last American wooden whaleship, the Charles W. Morgan, in Mystic, Connecticut.  The celebration running from  “October 28 to November 5 will feature a restaurant week, shopping … Continue reading

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Post Irene Wrap-up: How the Ships & Boats Coped with the Storm

Hurricane Irene has swept past, not as bad as she could have been, but bad enough, nevertheless.  Downgraded to a tropical storm by 9AM this morning, she still caused significant flooding on the East coast, hitting  Philadelphia  particularly hard. The city, situated between the Delaware … Continue reading

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Mystic Seaport Wants to See Your Tattoo

Mystic Seaport is hosting a Tattoos & Tallships Weekend on Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th.   If you have a tattoo and a story to tell about it, be sure to stop by the “Tattoo Tales” booth, where you can … Continue reading

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20th Annual Mystic Seaport Wooden Boat Show

For anyone in the area, the Mystic Seaport Wooden Boat Show, which starts today and runs through Sunday,  is well worth stopping by.   The show is sponsored in partnership with WoodenBoat  Publications. The WoodenBoat Show A video about the show: 20th … Continue reading

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32nd Annual Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport

The 32nd Annual Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport starts this Thursday night, June 9th, and runs through Sunday, June 12th.    More than 5,000 people gather each year to hear Mystic Seaport’s Chantey Staff along with a solid core of performers … Continue reading

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Skin and Bones – Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor

Mystic Seaport is featuring a traveling exhibit from Philadelphia’s Independence Seaport Museum – Skin & Bones,  Tattoos in the Life of an American Sailor. The exhibition runs through September 5, 2011. Skin and Bones – Tattoos in the Life of the American … Continue reading

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Christmas by the Sea at Mystic Seaport

I almost prefer visiting Mystic Seaport in the wintertime.  The summertime crowds are gone, wood or coal stoves heat the chandlery and the rope walk and the ships are as lovely as ever against a winter sky.   Mystic Seaport is especially lovely around Christmas. … Continue reading

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Fish & Ships Seafood Festival at Mystic Seaport this Weekend

Assuming that Hurricane Earl doesn’t interfere, the 3rd annual Fish & Ships Labor Day Weekend Seafood Festival will be held at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut this Saturday through Monday. Fish & Ships Seafood Festival back at Mystic Seaport

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Schooner Amistad Returns to Mystic for Repairs after Rigging Failure

After suffering what was described as “serious rigging failure” in heavy seas off the Florida coast last week, the schooner Amistad has returned to Mystic, CT for repairs.   She is expected to “be there for some time.”  The Amistad was built at … Continue reading

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Charles W. Morgan to Sail Again?

Intriguing news about Charles W. Morgan, the last American sailing whale ship.  From Boston.com Mystic Seaport officials are now considering whether to make the ship seaworthy again so that it can tour New England’s coastline in the summer of 2012, … Continue reading

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