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38th Voyage Whaleboat Events in Boston

During her 38th Voyage, the Charles W. Morgan will visit the Boston National Historical Park at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, July 18-22, 2014. The last wooden whaleship in the world will be berthed next to the USS Constitution and will be open for the public to board. Visitors can also explore an accompanying dockside exhibition and watch exciting whaleboat races on Sunday, July 20.

The participating whaleboats, which were newly built for the Morgan‘s voyage, were crafted by: Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway, Great Lakes Boat Building School, Rocking the Boat, The Apprenticeshop, Lowell’s Boat Shop, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, New Bedford Whaling Museum, and Alexandria Seaport Foundation.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

9:30 a.m. — Nautical Mile Race (1-1/6 statute miles)
Start and finish off the stern of the Charles W. Morgan
Four-boat heats
Single four-boat final—based on best times

12:30 p.m. — Turning Races
Turning races to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the whaleboats in short
400m legs around buoys off the stern of the Charles W. Morgan
Four lanes, 3 turns to port
Four-boat heats
Single four-boat final—based on best times

3:30 p.m. — Awards