Celebrating the CHARLES W. MORGAN
The Charles W. Morgan, the National Historic Landmark ship that has been undergoing a comprehensive restoration at Mystic Seaport since November 2008, was returned to the water in a public ceremony on July 21, 2013. In honor of this historic launch, the Maritime Gallery is proud to host “Celebrating the Charles W. Morgan,” an exhibition of works that feature the whaleship with new paintings and models by invited Maritime Gallery artists. Stop by the Maritime Gallery during your next visit to the Museum and see works that honor this American icon.
About the Morgan: The Charles W. Morgan is the oldest American commercial ship still in existence. The 113-foot vessel was built and launched in New Bedford in 1841 and had a whaling career that lasted 80 years and 37 voyages that spanned the far reaches of the globe. The ship came to Mystic Seaport in 1941. More than 20 million people have walked her decks since she arrived.
Featured painting: The Whaler Charles W. Morgan by Patrick Donovan, 6 x 9, Watercolor