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In the Heart of the Sea — A Movie Review

Today I saw the movie, “In the Heart of the Sea,” directed by Ron Howard and somewhat loosely based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s  In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex.  How was it? The movie was … Continue reading

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Climbing to the Royal Yard on the Whaleship Charles W. Morgan

Great video of climbing to the royal yard on the Charles W. Morgan. Atop the world on the Charles W. Morgan

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The Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Under Sail for the First Time in Almost a Century

Yesterday, the Charles W. Morgan set sail for the first time in almost a century.  The whaling ship built in 1841 has been extensively rebuilt at Mystic Seaport Museum and successfully completed its first day of sea trials in Long Island … Continue reading

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The Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Has a New Captain — Richard “Kip” Files

In September we posted about the search for a new captain for the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan.  The whaler, which recently underwent a major reconstruction, first sailed in 1841 and is scheduled to sail again on a three month voyage … Continue reading

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1841 Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Launching July 21st – Watch it Live on Webcam!

After a five year restoration, the 1841 built whaleship Charles W. Morgan is returning to the water at the Mystic Seaport Museum, tomorrow at 2 PM. The museum has set up a live web cam for those of us who … 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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Rebuilding the Whaleship Charles W. Morgan – First Hull Plank

The Charles W. Morgan was launched in 1841. She is America’s last surviving wooden whaleship and is the “crown jewel” of the Mystic Seaport Museum collection.  She has been undergoing restoration at the Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport … Continue reading

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